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Wed, 12 Jan


Al Sharjah

Cultural day in Sharjah

We are kick starting our season with a full cultural day in Sharjah on Wednesday 12th January

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Cultural day in Sharjah
Cultural day in Sharjah

Date & Time

12 Jan 2022, 10:30 – 17:00

Al Sharjah, Al Sharjah - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates


Cultural day in Sharjah with a rich programme for our members as  follows: 

"Temporary Museum For Palestine “Hazem Harb at Maraya Art Centre 

It is the title of Hazem Harb’s first institutional solo exhibition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In this immersive exhibition experience the artist attempts to capture the lost legacies of the artist’s home country Palestine in the form of archival materials being displayed in vitrine cases within a museological context. Using collage-based techniques that incorporate photography and mixed media on a grand scale, the artist pieces together a temporary museum that showcases the fragmentariness of Palestine’s history.

Curated by Cima Azzam, at Maraya Art Centre, this exhibition presents the artist’s deep reflection on his roots between past, present and future.

The tour will be led by the curator herself with an introduction by the Director of Maraya Art Centre, Dr Nina Heydemann. 

 “The path” at 1971-Design Space, part of the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival

Based on the theme of the Sharjah Islamic Art Festival 2021 “Gradations”, the installation by Modu Method and Layth Mahdi focuses on the gradation process of what humans go through in the passage of life to explore what is right and wrong. The designs consist and reflect on numbers that have religious connotations in Islam and other religions, namely the numbers 5 and 7. Gradation is the process of fluctuating between one entity and another – a process that turns into a journey.

The tour will be led by the curator Fatma Al Mahmoud, in the presence of the designers Omar Al Gurg from Modu Method 

"Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival" at Sharjah Museum

One of the most renowned Islamic Art events in the region, the Festival displays different vibrant styles of Islamic Art through a selection of art projects illustrating the authenticity of Islamic Art and its ability to keep up with current artistic changes.

This edition of the Festival is based on the theme “Gradate”.

Nothing is completed without a gradual process of creation, nor is there a complete state without the complementarity and interweaving of the many elements that form its basic structure; the complete is gradually achieved through the growth of its various components.

There is no doubt that Islamic arts have always embodied unity in diversity, harmony in rhythm, and congruence in innumerable gradations. Islamic arts are the true manifestation of an everlasting art that addresses the essence of existence in its entirety and discloses the eternal truth of the arts – not as mere transient adornment, but as being present at the core of the meaning that defines the very basis of our life.


“Lights of heart” by Emirati artist Najat Makki at Calligraphy square.

The artworks in Najat Makki’s exhibition represent an extension of previous civilized cultures, a message that carries content, and addresses the human awareness by realizing the aesthetic values that exist in nature in order to preserve its symbols and forms, and to adapt its beauty into artworks bearing an aesthetic vision, as well as keeping pace with the developments of the times.

“The Other Side Of Silence", Hrair Sarkisian and  "Xenogenenesis", The Otolith Group at Sharjah Art Foundation, Al Mureijah square

 “The Other Side Of Silence:

The first mid-career survey of artwork by London-based Syrian-Armenian artist Hrair Sarkissian—one of the foremost conceptual photographers of our time—The Other Side of Silence explores the myriad ways in which contested histories are narrated and distributed through images.

"Xenogenesis" brings together a selection of key works by the The Otolith Group, the London-based art collective consisting of Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, founded in 2002. This cross-section of works, created between 2011 and 2018, reflects the artists’ ongoing commitment to creating what they call ‘a science fiction of the present’ through the use of images, voices, sounds and performance. Suspended between fiction, poetry, documentary and theory, The Otolith Group’s post-cinematic films, high definition videos and multiple screen installations address the global crises of the Racial Capitalocene that have shaped contemporary planetary capitalism.

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