Art in the Age of Anxiety - Sharjah Art Foundation's latest exhibition

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Are you dependent on your smart phone? Spend a lot of time online? You’ll want to check out Sharjah Art Foundation’s latest exhibition, focusing on art in the age of the internet.

Art in the Age of Anxiety runs until September 26, and examines the way our everyday devices effect the way that we perceive the world individually and collectively. It also explores how things have shifted due to everyday reliance on smartphones and their accompanying networks.

The exhibition features the work of more than 30 artists and collectives from around the world, including names such as Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Cory Arcangel, Wafaa Bilal, Cao Fei, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Joshua Nathanson, Trevor Paglen, Siebren Versteeg, UVA, Guan Xiao and YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES.

Taking place across galleries 1, 2 and 3 of Al Mureijah Art Spaces, there are more than 60 artworks on display – including sculpture, prints, video, virtual reality, robotics, algorithmic programs and more.

The space has been made to feel futuristic and maze-like, to reflect the internet and the immersive architecture was especially designed for this exhibition by acclaimed architect Todd Reisz.

The exhibition is curated by Omar Kholeif, SAF Director of Collections and Senior Curator, who was also the curator for Sharjah Biennial 14.
It’s free to attend, but booking ahead of time on the Sharjah Art Foundation website is advised. Temperatures will be checked on entry and there is enhanced sanitation ongoing.

The entire area of Al Mureijah Art Spaces is walkable, and visitors can have a healthy bite to eat or a specialty coffee at Fen Café in between visits to the exhibition venues. The foundation’s Rain Room is only ten minutes away too, so why not combine that in your trip?

Looking for more culture? Why not pop to the Sharjah Art Museum, Arts Square nearby to see the latest exhibition, Homebound: A Journey in Photography, which is a survey of work by acclaimed photographer Aïda Muluneh.

It’s time for a trip to Sharjah.
Until Sep 26. Sharjah, www.sharjahart.org.

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