Co-curated by Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) Director Hoor Al Qasimi and Serpentine Gallery Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist, do it in Arabic is a new iteration of the ongoing do it publication and exhibition project originally conceived by Christian Boltanski, Bertrand Lavier and Obrist in 1993.
The book includes a selection of previously published instructions and over 70 newly-commissioned artist instructions including those of Etel Adnan, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hefuna, Hassan Sharif and Rayyane Tabet, that anyone can use to make a work of art. Essays by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie and Adila Laïdi-Hanieh and a conversation between Co-Curators Hoor Al Qasimi and Obrist contextualise the project and its 2016 iteration in Sharjah.
About the Authors
Hans Ulrich Obrist is Co-Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Obrist has lectured internationally at academic and art institutions and is contributing editor to several magazines and journals.
With a passion for supporting experimentation and innovation in the arts, Hoor Al Qasimi, President and Director of Sharjah Art Foundation, is a curator who established the Foundation in 2009 as a catalyst and advocate for the arts in Sharjah, UAE, as well as regionally and internationally.
About the Publisher
Sharjah Art Foundation hosts numerous activities and events throughout the year, from exhibitions featuring the work of Arab and international artists, live music and performances to film screenings and artist talks as well as extensive art education programmes for children, adults and families. Additionally, the Foundation has over the years published a range of books that include Sharjah Biennial and exhibition catalogues, books about the March Meetings and limited-edition artists’ publications.