Shahzia Sikander at Sharjah Biennial 11

Filmed during opening week of Sharjah Biennial 11, New York-based artist Shahzia Sikander takes viewers on an enlightening journey through the exhibition, speaking with six fellow artists along the way. They discuss their projects and performances, as well as their experiences in Sharjah. Works by David Claerbout, Thilo Frank, Lucia Koch, Ahmed Mater, Ernesto Neto, and Wael Shawky are featured along with an outdoor performance related to Sikander’s biennial installation “Parallax”. Sharjah Biennial 11 was on view March 13 through May 13, 2013.

Artists in this Episode

David Claerbout
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David Claerbout

B. 1969, Kortrijk, Belgium
Lives and works between Antwerp, Belgium, and Berlin, Germany
Thilo Frank
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Thilo Frank

B. 1978, Waiblingen, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Lucia Koch
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Lucia Koch

B. 1966, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil
Ahmed Mater
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Ahmed Mater

B. 1979, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Lives and works in Abha, Saudi Arabia

Ernesto Neto
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Ernesto Neto

B. 1964, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro
Wael Shawky
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Wael Shawky

B. 1971, Alexandria, Egypt
Lives and works in Alexandria

Shahzia Sikander
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Shahzia Sikander

B. 1969, Lahore, Pakistan
Lives and works in New York, New York, United States

Images

Credits

Artist to Artist Created & Produced by: Ian Forster. Editor: Morgan Riles. Cinematography: Ian Forster. Sound: Areeb Al-Shathri. Production Assistant: Zeina Ziad Aly. Artists: David Claerbout, Thilo Frank, Lucia Koch, Ahmed Mater, Ernesto Neto, Wael Shawky, Shahzia Sikander, & Du Yun. Thanks: Sharjah Art Foundation, Yuko Hasegawa, Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi, & Judith Greer. An Art21 Workshop Production. © Art21, Inc. 2013. All rights reserved.

About the Sharjah Biennial

Established in 1993, the Sharjah Biennial takes place in the third largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Initially housed in the Sharjah Expo Center, the event has since expanded to cover roughly 20,000 square-feet of interiors in the Sharjah Heritage Area, a complex for cultural life and events, connected by open-air courtyards and rooftop terraces. Sharjah Biennial 11 featured a wide array of indoor and outdoor projects by more than one hundred artists, architects, musicians, and performers. Sharjah Art Foundation selected curator Yuko Hasegawa to organize this edition, which she titled Re:emerge—Towards a New Cultural Cartography. She proposed a biennial that would “reassess the Westerncentrism of knowledge in modern times and reconsider the relationship between the Arab world, Asia, the Far East, through North Africa and Latin America.”


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