This idea was delineated in the catalogue through project descriptions and essays that questioned, and sometimes measured, the impact of human geography on the planet in economic, social, environmental and political terms.
The book begins with notes by Director Hoor Al Qasimi and Artistic Director Jack Persekian, followed by curatorial essays by Mohammad Kazem, Eva Scharrer and Jonathan Watkins. The next section contains essays responding to the theme of art and ecology, followed by project descriptions and photographic documentation of the artworks that were part of the Biennial. Essay contributors include Hisham Al Madhloum, Mona El-Mousfy, Serene Huleileh, Munir Fasheh, Manish Jain, Francesco Manacorda, Akiko Miki, Trevor Smith and Raimar Stange.
About the Editor
Cultural activist, social entrepreneur, writer, editor and trainer, Serene Huleileh is the Director of the Arab Education Forum in Jordan.
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.