Sharjah Biennial 8: 'seminar on wheels'
Curators of the 3-day symposia
'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 three-day symposium (see full programme) for the opening week of the Sharjah Biennial 8, United Arab Emirates, in collaboration with the American University Sharjah. The 2007 biennial was titled 'Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change' and was curated by Mohammed Kazem, Eva Scharrer and Jonathan Watkins, with artistic director Jack Persekian.

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’ during which a small group visited a bird reserve in Dubai and Al Khan, the area of study by artist Lara Almarcegui for the biennial.

Bruce Sterling keynote lecture, 5 April 2007: issuu.com/latitudes/docs/bruce_sterling_keynote_sb8/0

More info: www.lttds.org/projects/sharjah/

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