The next edition of the Sharjah Biennial (SB12) will open on March 5 next year. Under the title The past, the present, the possible, the concept for the event began with a private conversation between artist Danh Vo and curator Eungie Joo in early 2013. Together they discussed the relevance of contemporary art and the potential of artistic positions to imagine something beyond current states of social and political confinement — and the need for artists to play active roles in imagining the possible.
SB12 will invite more than fifty artists and cultural practitioners from approximately 25 countries to participate in this process by introducing their ideas of the possible through their art and work.
The programming will begin next month with a series of monthly talks and will culminate in mid-May when the annual March Meetings will take place, having been moved this year to a later date.
Since 1993, Sharjah Biennial has commissioned, produced and presented large-scale public installations, performances and films, offering artists from the region and beyond an internationally recognised platform for exhibition and experimentation.
* SB12 will be on view from March 5 – June 5, 2015, with opening events taking place March 5 – 8.
Source: The National