Creating Dangerously seeks to explore the various modes through which creativity and cultural production are enacted. Exploring the lines between the personal and the professional; the political and the social, this volume emerged from a series of collective conversations over the duration of Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber. This collection of essays, poems and thoughts is an extension of Omar Kholeif’s SB14 platforms, Making New Time and Create Dangerously.
Taking a cue from writers Albert Camus and Edwidge Danticat, Creating Dangerously reveals the power of a collective consciousness: what does it mean for artists and practitioners to gather as a collective force? How does one foster a social, political and economic infrastructure when it may seem to be lined up against you? How does one create spaces of solidarity in an era of fragmentation and diffusion? Creating Dangerously is a unique book coming together as one part theoretical reader and an intimate archival compilation by Kholeif which acts as a live retelling of the exhibition’s construction.
About the Editor
Omar Kholeif is a writer, curator and cultural historian who has curated more than 100 exhibitions, special projects and commission globally.
About the Publishers
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.