24 September 2023
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Symposium: In the Heart of Another Country

20 September @ 12.00 pm3.30 pm

Free, but pre-register

Art scholars and museum leaders are invited to take part in this English-language symposium on representation and exhibition-making, sustainability and accessibility, and the significance of public collections. It’s held in tandem with the current exhibition In the Heart of Another Country: The Diasporic Imagination Rises (on view until 24 September); the most extensive presentation of works from the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection to date – more than 150 artworks by over 60 artists – the exhibition explores the concept of home, of longing and belonging.

The schedule:

12pm Registration

12.30pm Introduction

12.30-1pm Conversation – The journey of an exhibition

  • Nawar Al Qassimi (Vice President, Sharjah Art Foundation)
  • Omar Kholeif (Director of Collections and Senior Curator, Sharjah Art Foundation)

1-2pm Panel – What is representation?

  • Anuar Khalifi (artist)
  • Tina Sherwell (Director, MFA in Art and Media, NYUAD)
  • Omar Kholeif

2-2.30pm Break

2.30-3.30pm Conversation – Curating words: how do we narrate our own art history?

  • Manal Ataya (Advisor, Sharjah Museums Authority)
  • Nora Razian (Deputy Director, Arts, Art Jameel)
  • Omar Kholeif moderator

3.30pm Closing remarks


20 September
12.00 pm — 3.30 pm
Free, but pre-register
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Al Mureijah Art Spaces
Al Mureijah Square
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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