Sharjah Biennial 8, United Arab Emirates, 2007
Symposium curators: 'Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change', Sharjah Biennial 8, United Arab Emirates, 5–7 April 2007
The RSA and Latitudes conceived and developed the 3-day symposium programme (see symposium programme) for the opening week of the Sharjah Biennial 8 titled 'Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change, United Arab Emirates, [25º 22’N, 55º 24’E], in collaboration with the American University Sharjah'.
The symposium included focused presentations by keynote speakers, critical panels and breakout seminars, which addressed broader discussions and local debates in smaller groups. The last day of the symposium included a ‘seminar on wheels’ when a small group visited a bird reserve in Dubai and Al Khan, the area of study by artist Lara Almarcegui for the present biennial.
More info: www.lttds.org/projects/previous/sharjah/sharjah.html