Sharjah Biennial 7 addressed the cultural flows of a postcolonial world and the globalisation of art through a range of commissioned essays.
The first section of this publication includes essays from Hisham Al Madhloum, Hoor Al Qasimi, Frederick Bohrer, Achille Bonito Oliva, Boris Brollo, Kamal Boullata, Nicolas Bourriaud, Jean Fisher, Lamyert Garcia dos Santos, Elias Khoury, Ken Lum, Khaled Mattawa, Joseph Massad, Joseph Mosquera, Nadia Tazi and Tirdad Zolghadr. It includes a detailed list of all artists participating in Sharjah Biennial 7, as well as photographic documentation and descriptions of the artworks that were part of the exhibition.
About the Editor
Kamal Boullata was a Palestinian artist and art historian. Evoking his childhood, which was spent in Jerusalem, much of Boullata’s work explores themes of identity and exile by drawing from the rich decoration of the Dome of the Rock as well as the distinctive embroidery of the artist’s native Palestine.
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.