Retrospective exhibition on iconic Emirati artist coming to Sharjah Art Foundation
Sponsored Content: Landmark retrospective of Emirati artist Hassan Sharif presented at Sharjah Art Foundation between November 2017 and February 2018
Time Out Dubai Staff
A three-month-long exhibition dedicated to the life and works of pioneering Emirati contemporary artist Hassan Sharif is coming to Sharjah.
Taking place at Sharjah Art Foundation from Saturday, 4 November 2017 until Saturday, 3 February 2018, the landmark retrospective exhibition Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist encompasses Sharif’s diverse body of work from the early 1970s until 2016.
The exhibition focuses on the artist’s long history with the emirate of Sharjah, where he first began staging exhibitions of his works. Exhibition venues span Sharjah Art Foundation galleries in Al Mureijah Square and the heritage house Bait Al Serkal in Arts Square.
A forerunner of contemporary art and experimental practice in the region, Sharif graduated from London’s Byam Shaw School of Art (now part of Central Saint Martins), and both set up and co-founded a number of art societies and galleries in Dubai and Sharjah.
Since 1993, Sharif’s work has been shown in numerous local and international exhibitions as well as eight Sharjah Biennials. His work is also part of the permanent collections at M+, Hong Kong; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah and Sharjah Art Foundation.
Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist is a must-attend event for anyone with an interest in art. For more information, visit www.sharjahart.org. Sat, 4 Nov 2017 – Sat, 3 Feb 2018, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, www.sharjahart.org.