Wondrous and diverse exhibitions heading to Sharjah Art Foundation
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Time Out Dubai staff
Thanks to six upcoming exhibitions, art enthusiasts are in for a busy spring this year as Sharjah Art Foundation will see artistic minds come together and explore a range of intriguing topics through various styles of beautiful art.
From classic 1960s sculptures to stunning photography, the season will explore the five solo careers of renowned artists that span generations and genres. The foundation will also present its annual March Meeting. Sharjah Art Foundation invites you to explore these unmissable exhibitions.
Mona Saudi: Poetry and Form will include works from the mid-1960s till today, encompassing a selection of her famous stone and marble sculptures as well as other pieces inspired by the works of poets Mahmoud Darwish and Adonis. The exhibition will provide rare insight into the evolution of her intellectual journey.
If that’s not enough to set your artistic mind ablaze, the exhibition Latif Al Ani: Through the Lens 1953–1979 explores the stunning life of the photographer, with his photography tracing the progression of his life in Iraq and throughout his travels.
Characterised by bold colours and immersive environments, expect a range of art forms from the works of Anna Boghiguian. The exhibition will feature six large bodies of Boghiguian’s work, from multimedia demonstrations such as The Salt Traders to a recreation of her studio in Cairo.
Surveying themes such as family, tradition and migration for over 17 years, Zineb Sedira: Air Affairs and Maritime NonSense will feature Sedira’s powerful well-known artworks along with three brand-new commissions for visitors to explore. For land art, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim: Elements will feature three decades of the artist’s practice, including works representing his lifelong relationship with the environment of Khorfakkan.
To top it all off, Sharjah Art Foundation will present its annual March Meeting, a gathering of local and international artists and other arts practitioners who will explore topical issues in contemporary art. March Meeting 2018: Active Forms will include a range of talks and performances, such as the large-scale musical performances from Wael Shawky and Neo Muyanga, along with an exhibition of works from the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection that will expand on the main themes of March Meeting. Free and open to all. Exhibitions from 7 March 7 to 16 June. Various locations. For more information, visit www.sharjahart.org.