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Verkehrsinsel: Beej

Verkehrsinsel in Al Naba’ah, Sharjah

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SB13: Tamawuj Act 1 in Sharjah

10. März - 12. Juni 2017

Kuratorin: Christine Tohmé

Präsidentin und Direktorin der
Sharjah Art Foundation: Hoor Al Qasimi

Ausstellungen, Programme, Projekte in Sharjah mit 73 Teilnehmern.
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Vikram Divecha:
Beej [Samen (in Urdu)], 2017
Intervention auf einer Verkehrsinsel im Viertel Al Naba’ah von Sharjah
Nicht registrierte Samen, Erde, Wasser und Zubehör
Zusammenarbeit mit in Sharjah lebenden Gärtnern aus Pakistan
Auftrag der Sharjah Art Foundation
Unterstützt von der Stadtverwaltung von Sharjah und dem Maraya Art Centre

* 1977 Beirut, Libanon. Lebt in Dubai, VAE

Vikram Divecha’s work develops around ‘found processes’—those existing forces at work within state, social, economic and industrial spheres that go largely overlooked. The artist introduces ‘glitches’ into these processes that disrupt or realign the normal system operation, resulting in altered and amplified outcomes. His work often emerges out of study of the existing surroundings as well as through ongoing dialogue with communities and participants. His resulting work in a range of forms consolidates orchestration behind the scenes and the cumulative process of getting to know a place.

Beej [Seed (in Urdu)] (2017) activates a potential for farming in the municipal workforce, largely from Pakistan, who tend to Sharjah’s landscaping. Two gardeners travelled home to bring vegetable and grain seeds from their family farms in Lahore and Punjab back to Sharjah. Along with others in the community of municipal gardeners, they will sow seeds of their choosing in a roundabout in the Al Naba’ah residential neighbourhood. The roundabout, a site of convening and dispersal, will host the cycles of sowing and harvesting. Spanning a few growing seasons, Beej explores the position of the gardeners in relation to the land that they cultivate, both in Pakistan and the UAE. The unregistered seeds highlight the movement, presence and status of those who tend them. The eventual consumption of produce and dispersal of the seeds extend the exploration of presence and sustenance throughout the city.

Die beteilgten Gärtner sind Sajad Hussain Bughio, Muhammad Saleem Manzoor Ahmed und Muhammad Shabbir Ahmad Din.
(Aus dem SB13 Guidebook)

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