The culinary Off-site Project will be followed by Act II
, the concluding program of SB13. On October 14, Act II
launches two exhibitions in Beirut, conceived by guest curators Hicham Khalidi and Reem Fadda at Beirut Art Center and Sursock Museum respectively.
In this final chapter of the Biennial, Reem Fadda’s exhibition Fruit of Sleep explores the notion of dormancy, looking at sleep as an act of neither the singular or collective mind, but rather of a social body carefully plotting action in the face of failed revolutionary attempts.
Hicham Khalidi’s exhibition An unpredictable expression of human potential seeks to address the current moment of disenfranchisement and frustration, pondering whether the young generation holds the vitality needed to upturn the socio-political legacies of modernity.
features walks, lecture performances, talks, panels, theatre, music and dance across the city, as well as film screenings, including new SB13 commissions. Commissioned books will also be launched during the opening week of Act II
, together with a compilation of the publications released throughout SB13 in Beirut, Dakar, Istanbul, Ramallah and Sharjah.
Curated by Christine Tohme, Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj
unfolds in five parts, from October 2016 through to October 2017.The biennial includes exhibitions and a public program in two acts in Sharjah and Beirut; a year-long education program in Sharjah; Off-site Projects in Dakar, Istanbul, Ramallah and Beirut; and an online publishing platform tamawuj.org
is co-organised by Sharjah Art Foundation and the Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Ashkal Alwan.
An unpredictable expression of human potential
at Beirut Art Center will be on view until January 19, 2018.
Fruit of Sleep
at Sursock Museum will be on view until December 31, 2017.
Beirut Art Center opening hours
October 14 – 22 | Open daily, 12 – 8 pm
October 23 onwards
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | 12 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday | 12 pm – 10 pm
Saturday and Sunday | 11 am – 6 pm
Sursock Museum opening hours
Open daily | 10 am – 6 pm
Late opening on Thursdays | 12 – 9 pm
Closed on Tuesdays