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Fruit of Sleep

14. Oktober - 31. Dezember 2017
Sursock Museum, Beirut

Kuratorin: Reem Fadda


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Teil von SB13: Tamawuj Act 2 in Beirut, veranstaltet von der Sharjah Art Foundation und Ashkal Alwan

Eine Auswahl von Werken


Tamara Barrage, Ali Cherri, Khalil El Ghrib, Haitham Ennasr, Rami Farook, Claire Fontaine, Forensic Architecture, Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, Emily Jacir, Tushar Joag, Dina Khouri, Los Carpinteros, Sigil, SUPERFLEX, Praneet Soi, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES.

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Schlafen ist eine Notwendigkeit. Die Welt der Träume - der Bereich des Unterbewussten - sucht in Sphären nach Antworten, die ansonsten nur unterschwellig wahrgenommen werden. Ungebunden und ungehemmt schweifen die Gedanken in der eigenen Logik und visuellen Landschaft des Schlafes umher.

In The Book of Sleep, Haytham El-Wardany considers the necessity of sleep in achieving a true awakening. He references the sleeper as a doer and a thinker, conflating sleep with the act of planning revolutions. Sleep becomes an act not of the singular mind, but of the social body, one that is carefully plotting change and action in the face of desolation and failed attempts.

The body of the sleeper is an active body, digesting its reality and materiality to produce an array of visuals, which stir and simmer in the stomach of our imagination. Digestion here becomes synonymous with sleep, necessary for a cycle of regeneration and perpetuation.

What are the aesthetic methodologies that can emerge from our collective state of falling in and out of sleep? Can artistic practice take flight from poesis and contemplation towards the socially effective?

Part of the final iteration of the Sharjah Biennale 13, this exhibition picks up on the thread of dormancy previously explored by curator Zeynep Öz in BAHAR, the SB13 Off-site Project in Istanbul and looks at states from sleep to digestion, and our embodied experience in the shifting vocabulary of art practices that beckon for more.

The range of artworks in this exhibition varies from installations that evoke the surreal to works that turn to direct social and political interventions. Artists delve into the imaginative, harness the aesthetic and without neglecting the contemplative, use their art to respond to urgency and real needs in the society.

(Texte: Veranstalter. © Fotos: Binder & Haupt. Universes in Universe)


Sursock Museum
Greek Orthodox Archbishopric Str.
Ashrafieh 2071 5509
Beirut, Libanon
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SB13 Act II in Beirut
Veranstaltungen und Programme in der Stadt, gemeinsam organisiert von der Sharjah Art Foundation und Ashkal Alwan


An Unpredictable Expression of Human Potential
14 October - 31 December 2017
Sursock Museum
Kuratorin: Reem Fadda

An Unpredictable Expression of Human Potential
14. Oktober 2017 - 19. Januar 2018
Beirut Art Center
Kurator: Hicham Khalidi
Assoziierte Kuratorin: Natasha Hoare

Sharjah Biennale 13: Tamawuj, 2017
Ausstellungen, Programme, Projekte in Sharjah, Beirut, Dakar, Ramallah, Istanbul.

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