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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Opening Address
HE Abdul Rahman Al Owais - Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development
Opening Keynote
Salah Hassan (Institute for Comparative Modernities, Cornell University)
Panel Discussions

Art and Cultural Diplomacy
Jude Kelly, William Wells, Dr Cynthia P. Schneider, Sama Alshaibi
Commissions and Residencies in the Institutional Context
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Judith Greer, Eungie Joo, Susanne Pfeffer, Beatrix Ruf
Minding the Gap: the Critical Role of Smaller Organisations
Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna, Hu Fang, Daniella Rose King, Samar Martha
Presentations of organizations and artists

Artists and Institutions: Commissions for Sustainable Development and Change
Dr Shokrollah Manzoor
The Institut Français Residency Programme
Palmina d’Ascoli
Bidoun Projects’ BubuWeb
Tiffany Malakooti
Anri Sala in conversation with Christine Macel

Shezad Dawood: Towards The Possible Film

Individual Patronage in the UAE: the Salsali Private Museum
Ramin Salsali
Site, Situation, Location – Some Approaches to Producing Contemporary Art
James Lingwood, Artangel, UK
Sunday, 18 March 2012

Panel Discussions

The Importance of Site
Yusaku Imamura, Adam Sutherland, Khalil Abdulwahid, Anne Barlow
Artists and Audiences
Michelle Dezember, Louise Hui-Juan Hsu, Abed al Ju’beh, Amal Khalaf, Murtaza Vali
Artist as Nomad
Sama Alshaibi, Basma Alsharif, Ziad Antar, Šejla Kamerić, Nikolaj Bendix, Skyum Larsen
Broadening the Scope: Working Across Disciplines
Guy Mannes-Abbott, Negar Azimi, Defne Ayas, Alanna Heiss, Omar Kholeif
Performing Arts: Creating New Work, Engaging New Audiences
Tarek Abou El Fetouh, Tarek Atoui, Samah Hijawi, Sofiane Ouissi
Presentations of organizations and artists

Introducing /A.R.I.A./ Artist Residency in Algiers
Yasmina Reggad
UAE-UAE : University Arts Exchange - United Arab Emirates
Joe Girandola, University of the Arts, USA
Pinches: Autonomous Amplifications in Sound/Art
Joe Namy, cross-disciplinary artist, USA/Lebanon
Material of Contingency: Discursive Art Practice
Isak Berbic, artist, Bosnia
Artist Residencies: A Practical Guide
Noor Al Suwaidi, artist and curator, UAE
Adeela Suleman, Vasl Artists’ Collective, Karachi
Didem Ozbek, PiST///, Istanbul
Rana Sadik in conversation with Khalil Rabah

Monday, 19 March 2012

Panel Discussions

The Biennial as Commissioning Agent
Paul Domela, Yuko Hasegawa, Riyas Komu, Marieke van Hal
The Responsibility of Public Art
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares, Noura Al- Sayeh, Yazid Anani, Peter Eleey
Cultural Policy: How Policy and Regional Governments Support Artistic Residencies, Commissions and Communities
Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Dr Salwa Mikdadi, Oussama Rifahi, Ruth Ann Stewart
Presentations of organizations and artists

Workshops and Residencies: A Lifeline for Emerging Artists in Countries Without Infrastructures to Support the Visual Arts
Danda Jaroljmek, Kuona Trust, Centre for Visual Art, Kenya
Making and Exhibiting Contemporary Art in an Informal Settlement
Amira Hanafi, Artellewa Art Space, Egypt
Eungie Joo in Conversation with William Wells

Hosting, Curiosity and Focus: Reevaluating Residencies and Commissioned Projects
Daniela Pérez, de_sitio, Mexico
Documenting and Archiving Arts Residencies and Commissions
Hydar Dewachi, artist, UK
Noise to Manifesto: Making the Ethereal Palpable
Hasan Hujairi, artist, Bahrain
Sudan Film Factory
Talal Afifi and Areej Zarouq, Sudan Film Factory, Sudan
Rethinking Residencies
Kari Conte, International Studio and Curatorial Programme, USA
Artist Mobility and Residencies: Practices and Policies
Ayeh Naraghi, UNESCO Doha Office, Qatar
Closing Keynote
Dr Youssef Aidabi, Dr. Sultan Al-Qasimi Centre for Gulf Studies, UAE
Closing Remarks
Hoor Al-Qasimi, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE

Sharjah March Meeting 2012

The ticklish relationship between art and its public. Reflections about the event, organized by the Sharjah Art Foundation.

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