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Program of the 7th Sharjah Biennial
6 April - 6 June, 2005
Published by the organizer on 1st March 2005

Press Conferences/Workshops

1 March
Announcement Press Conference

13 March
Announcement Symposium Press Conference

15 March, 7 April, 15 April
Hassan Khan, Artist Workshops with the American University of Sharjah & the University of Sharjah College of Fine Art (tbc)

5 April
Main Press Conference

5 and 6 April
Jury’s Tour of Biennial Re. Art Prizes

6 April
Art Prizes Press Conference



6 April, 10 am
Expo Centre

6 April, 7 pm
Sharjah Art Museum

6 April, 10 pm
Official Dinner hosted by H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi
Sponsors & Organisers Speeches
Art Prizes Announcement

Catalogue Launch Event (tbc)


"Biennialicity", Expo Centre, conference room

7 April
10 am - Introduction

10:20 am - The Impact of Biennials on Contemporary Arts Consumption
Speakers: Talal Moualla, critic & artist, director of the Arab Art Centre; Vasif Kortun, curator and co-director of the 9th Istanbul Biennial 2005

11:30 am - Arts Marketing and Contemporary Marketing Strategies
Carey Young, artist participating in the Sharjah Biennial 2005

12:15 am - Workshop Presentation
Hassan Khan about his workshop with students from the College of Fine Arts and the American University of Sharjah

1:15 pm - Comparative Biennalicities, panel
Speakers: Charles Esche, director of Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven (The Netherlands), co-director of 2005 Istanbul Biennial; Geeta Kapur, art theorist and curator, based in New Delhi (India); Charles Merewether, director of 2005 Sydney Biennial (Australia)

2:15 pm - Screening
Dirk Herzog: Premiere of "Pelmeni or Bliny", 21 min Artwork produced for the Sharjah Biennial, 2005

8 April

4 pm - Project presentations by Sharjah Biennial participating artists
Luchezar Boyadjiev, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Peter Stoffel

7 pm - Roundtable "So About Sharjah"
Moderator: Ranjit Hoskote. Participants: Hisham Al-Madhloum, Fred Bohrer, Kama Boullata, Okwui Enwezor, Gerardo Mosquera, Jack Persekian, Mario Rizzi, Hassan Sharif, Nadia Tazi



9 April
Desert Trips & Leisure for Artists & International Guests

10 April
Film Programme(s) (tbc)

10 - 22 April
Sharjah Heritage Days: Various events around Sharjah (18 April: World Heritage Day)

22 April
Arab Music Festivals Meeting at the Cultural Palace & the Kasbah Canal, Sharjah

May - June
Educational Events & Activities (tbc)



6 June
Closing (Event tbc)


Biennial Team
Director: Hoor Al Qasimi
Head Curator: Jack Persekian
Associate Curators: Ken Lum and Tirdad Zolghadr
General Co-ordinator: Hisham Al Madhloum
Biennial Co-ordinator: Mahita El Bacha Urieta
Artists Co-ordinator: Maissa Alsuwaidi

Contact Details:
Phone + 971 6 - 5685050
Fax + 971 6 - 5685800

Press Contact:
Mahita El Bacha Urieta, Biennial Co-ordinator
Mobile: + 971 50481554
Email: mahita.elbacha-urieta@sharjahbiennial.org


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