Sharjah Biennial 12: opening schedule and full list of participating artists.

Sharjah Biennial 12

The past, the present, the possible

March 5–June 5, 2015 

Opening: March 5–7, 2015

Curator: Eungie Joo
Associate curator: Ryan Inouye

Opening schedule:

Thursday, March 5

Sharjah Biennial 12 official opening
In the presence of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi

Abkhazia Anembassy hours with Maxim Gvinjia part of Secession Sessions by Eric Baudelaire

XYZ: action by Eduardo Navarro
Use Like Water: performance by Nikhil Chopra

Souls’ Landscapes: Violence, magical superstructures & invisible guardians: performance by Uriel Barthélémi

Friday, March 6

Abkhazia Anembassy hours with Maxim Gvinjia part of Secession Sessions by Eric Baudelaire

Fanfare funérailles (Funeral Brass): performance by Papy Ebotani

Until sunset
Use Like Water: performance by Nikhil Chopra

Le Cargo: performance by Faustin Linyekula

In the absence of the objects seen: screening event by Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri
Saturday, March 7

Excursion to Kalba to view installation by Adrián Villar Rojas

Souls’ Landscapes: The great mantle of night which has enveloped us…: performance by Uriel Barthélémi

Le Cargo: performance by Faustin Linyekula

Additional unscheduled actions take place throughout the opening program and the length of the biennial.  SB12 Film program screenings and Education program activities take place every Saturday, beginning March 14. The March Meeting 2015 will take place May 11–16 and is organized by Kristine Khouri and Rasha Salti, Eric Baudelaire, and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie.

Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible (SB12) invites over 50 artists and cultural practitioners to introduce their ideas of the possible through their art and work. The exhibition takes place in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, crossing the emirate to sites in and around the city as well as in the city of Kalba on the Gulf of Oman. SB12 features new work and commissions by 36 artists and groups curated by Eungie Joo along with associate curator Ryan Inouye.

Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible includes works by:
Basel Abbas*, Ruanne Abou-Rahme*, Etel Adnan*, Babak Afrassiabi*, Abdullah Al Saadi*, Rheim Alkadhi*, Ayreen Anastas*, Leonor Antunes*, Uriel Barthélémi*, Eric Baudelaire, Mark Bradford*, Unnikrishnan C.*, Chimurenga*, Nikhil Chopra*, Saloua Raouda Choucair, Chung Chang-Sup, Abraham Cruzvillegas*, Papy Ebotani, Rene Gabri*, Ahmad Ghossein*, Im Heung-Soon*, Iman Issa*, Michael Joo*, Maryam Kashani*, Mohammed Kazem, Hassan Khan*, Kristine Khouri*, Beom Kim, Byron Kim*, Lala Rukh, Kit Lee*, Jac Leirner*, Faustin Linyekula, Jawshing Arthur Liou, Cinthia Marcelle*, Rodney McMillian*, Julie Mehretu*, mixrice*, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Eduardo Navarro*, Damián Ortega*, Rasha Salti*, Hassan Sharif, Taro Shinoda*, Gary Simmons*, Nasrin Tabatabai*, Rayyane Tabet*, Rirkrit Tiravanija*, Adrián Villar Rojas*, Danh Vo, Xu Tan, Haegue Yang*, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye*, Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara, and Fahrelnissa Zeid

*presenting new works

The Sharjah Biennial is organized by the Sharjah Art Foundation, which brings a broad range of contemporary art and cultural programs to the communities of Sharjah, the UAE, and the larger region. Since 1993, the Sharjah Biennial has commissioned, produced, and presented large-scale public installations, performances, and films, offering artists from the region and beyond an internationally recognized platform for exhibition and experimentation.

Image: Eungie Joo. Courtesy Sharjah Art Foundation.

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