Zineb Sedira: Air Affairs and Maritime NonSense
For over 17 years, Zineb Sedira’s has explored notions of family, tradition, oral history, migration and the intergenerational transmission of knowledge, often through a personal lens. Although these concerns have recently become the focus of wider public attention, the artist has long underscored the enduring existence of these issues in her work. Gender, language, national identity and modernity are also key notions explored by the artist. The exhibition features a number of Sedira’s well-known works, rarely seen videos and recent sculpture and installation. Also part of the exhibition are three new commissions: Sunken Stories, Air Affairs and Laughter in Hell.
Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) brings a broad range of contemporary art and cultural programmes to the communities of Sharjah, the UAE and the region. Since 2009 SAF has built on the history of cultural collaboration and exchange that began with the first Sharjah Biennial in 1993. Working with local and international partners, we create opportunities for artists and artistic production through our core initiatives that include the Sharjah Biennial, the annual March Meeting, residencies, production grants, commissions, exhibitions, research, publications and growing collection. Our education and public programmes focus on building recognition of the central role art can play in the life of a community by promoting public learning and a participatory approach to art. All our events are free and open to the public.
16 March — 16 June 2018
Location: Gallery 1 & 2 & 5, Sharjah Art Foundation, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah
Open: Saturday to Thursday 9:00 – 21:00; Friday 16:00 – 21:00
+971 6 568 5050
Image:Zineb Sedira, Sugar Routes II, 2013. Commissioned by Marseille Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture and the Port of Marseille. © Zineb Sedira © Photo. Zineb Sedira. Courtesy the artist and the galleries: The Third Line, Dubai and Plutschow Gallery, Zürich