This project is a collaboration with the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art of Greece and the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Greece.
The workshop took place from 12-14 June 2011, 6-9PM at the Maraya Art Centre in Sharjah with participation of 10 invited artists and other scholars.
An exhibition followed on 22 June.
This is a first event of a project which aims to re-define, through the use of images, their relation of the cultural heritage of the Arabic peninsula and the Eastern Mediterranean region. This traveling project, will open first during the Thessalonoki Biennale on 18 September 2011 and will travel to other places in the Middle East.
Underground Art: Chris Marker’s “PASSENGERS” Exhibit
Cocteau used to say that at night, statues escape from museums and go walking in the streets. During my peregrinations in the Paris Metro, I sometimes made such unusual encounters. Models of famous painters were still among us, and I was lucky enough to have them sitting in front of me. —Chris Marker
Organised by Fawz Kabra and Isak Berbic in the United Arab Emirates, BRIEF HISTORIES is a developing program with the initial event opened on March 17, 2011.
I have contributed my reactive installation work titled ENGAGE, CHANGE.
WINTER/SPRING 2011 BRIEF HISTORIES
Sarah Abu Abdallah
Tarek Al Ghoussein
Jean Marie Casbarian
Nicolas Dumit Estevez
Emilia and Ilya Kabakov
Jeremiah Bendik Keymer
Jennifer and Kevin McCoy
Nebojsa Shoba Seric