Sharjah Biennial 13 (SB13), Tamawuj, Beirut, Lebanon
Off-site Project: Upon a Shifting Plate (October 14-15, 2017)
Act II (October 16–22, 2017)

Ashkal Alwan is organizing Sharjah Biennial 13’s fourth and final off-site project Upon a Shifting Plate followed by Act II, the final iteration of the SB13 program, which will take place across Beirut from October 14-22, 2017.

Upon a Shifting Plate

Themed around the keyword culinary, Upon a Shifting Plate, will take place from 14 to 15 October across Beirut, through discursive and performative projects, where talks, workshops, walks, cooking sessions and other events explore the production and consumption of culinary heritage and how our eating habits condition and shape our psychological and cultural dispositions.

Participants:
With Maya Abu Al-Hayat, Brigitte Caland, Tarek El-Ariss, Forager Collective, Monika Halkort, Candice Lin, Sahar Mandour, Iman Mersal, Lina Mounzer, Franziska Pierwoss and Sandra Teitge, SPURSE, and James T. Hong

Act II

The culinary off-site project will be followed by Act II, the concluding program of SB13. On October 14, Act II launches two exhibitions in Beirut, conceived by guest curators Hicham Khalidi and Reem Fadda at Beirut Art Center and Sursock Museum respectively.

In this final chapter of the Biennial, Reem Fadda’s exhibition Fruit of Sleep explores the notion of dormancy, looking at sleep as an act of neither the singular or collective mind, but rather of a social body carefully plotting action in the face of failed revolutionary attempts.

Hicham Khalidi’s exhibition An unpredictable expression of human potential seeks to address the current moment of disenfranchisement and frustration, pondering whether the young generation holds the vitality needed to upturn the socio-political legacies of modernity.

Act II features walks, lecture performances, talks, panels, theatre, music and dance across the city, as well as film screenings, including new SB13 commissions. Commissioned books will also be launched during the opening week of Act II, together with a compilation of the publications released throughout SB13 in Beirut, Dakar, Istanbul, Ramallah and Sharjah.

Exhibition An unpredictable expression of human potential at Beirut Art Center will be on view until January 19, 2018.

Fruit of Sleep at Sursock Museum will be on view until December 31, 2017.

Participants:
With Noor Abuarafeh, Omar Abusaada, Leila Arab, Vartan Avakian, Pedro Barateiro and Quinn Latimer, Tamara Barrage, Eric Baudelaire, Sabrina Belouaar, Mohamed Bourouissa, Madison Bycroft, Los Carpinteros, Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide), Ali Cherri, Gaëlle Choisne, CJ Clarke, Céline Condorelli, Jesse Darling, Haitham Ennasr, Rami Farook, Claire Fontaine, Forensic Architecture, Khalil El Ghrib, Laura Henno, Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, Ho Rui An, Eric van Hove, Iman Issa, Emily Jacir, Tushar Joag, Hiwa K, Christoph Keller, Mohamed Khan, Dina Khouri, Rayane M’cirdi, Randa Maroufi, Naeem Mohaiemen, Radouan Mriziga, Rabih Mroué and Lina Majdalanie, Dala Nasser, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Younes Rahmoun, Mostafa Saifi Rahmouni, Roy Samaha, Sigil, Christopher Ian Smith, Praneet Soi, Rania Stephan, SUPERFLEX, Rayyane Tabet, Akira Takayama, Tamawuj.org, TAO Dance Theatre, Bahar Temiz and Felix Mathias Ott, Anton Vidokle, Karine Wehbé, and Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

Download the full program HERE.