In these pages, Hoor Al Qasimi introduces the Biennial as a crucial platform for Sharjah’s past and future, followed by an essay from Eungie Joo contextualising the works selected as part of the Biennial. The introductory pages include essays by Kristine Khouri and Rasha Salti, who discuss their research on the 1978 International Art Exhibition for Palestine and its historical relations to Japan; and Maryam Kashani, who critically reflects on the lectures and discussions held during March Meeting 2014, the initial platform for the ideas explored in Sharjah Biennial 12. A reprint of Henri Lefebvre’s The Right to the City is also featured in the publication and translated into Arabic for the first time.
About the Editor
Eungie Joo is Curator of Contemporary Art at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and was the curator of Sharjah Biennial 12 (2015).
About the Publisher
Located in Sharjah’s historic Art and Heritage Areas, Sharjah Art Foundation activities and events take place throughout the year and include exhibitions featuring the work of Arab and international artists, performances, music, film screenings and artist talks as well as extensive art education programmes for children, adults and families. The Foundation hosts the annual March Meeting and every two years present the Sharjah Biennial.