Sharjah Biennial 11’s global courtyard: Architects from 5 countries to design


Chief Curator Yuko Hasegawa recently announced the building of a brand new city structure which will house works by artists invited to participate in Sharjah Biennial 11.

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Heritage factory renovation to lay new foundations in Sharjah art scene – The National


The National recently reported on two cultural development projects set to grow Sharjah’s cultural footprint. The projects herald further development for the burgeoning art hub.

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Sharjah Art Foundation Production Programme grant winners announced


At the closing reception of the annual March Meeting on 19 March 2012, the Sharjah Art Foundation announced the winners of its Production Programme grant.

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Financial Times discerns new collector type from BRIC, Middle East


Top auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s are putting together special sales in an effort to grab the attention of collectors from emerging markets, the Financial Times reports.

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Political art at Sharjah Biennial in revolutionary times – ARTINFO.com


In a recent ARTINFO article, writer Daniel Kunitz explores the political dimensions of the Sharjah Biennial, an event that came to pass at such a conspicuous time.

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3 out of 5 Sharjah Biennial 10 prizes go to Asian visual artists


We highlight the three Asian visual artists that have been honoured in the Sharjah Biennial Prize for 2011. A Pakistani miniaturist took out the top prize.

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Maraya Art Centre hub for contemporary Arab art


The Maraya Art Centre is located in the heart of Sharjah in Al-Qasba, a city that is rising as a Middle Eastern cultural center. This institution is the product of collaborative efforts to create a place where contemporary Arab art can bloom. In this article we offer a profile of the Centre; we talk about its components and why it was developed.

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First ever Moroccan art fair to launch in October


MARRAKECH MOROCCO ART FAIRS ARAB ART In October this year, the tourist hotspot Marrakech, Morocco, will host the country’s first modern and contemporary art fair. The fair points towards a growing trend of interest and investment in art in the Middle … Continue reading