Venice Biennale 2013
مذّكرات تلفاز١١: مهرجان بينالي البندقية
Alaa Yoosef, director & editor
Special thanks to:
Khaled & Hisham Samawi
Stephen Stapleton and the Edge of Arabia team
55th Venice Biennial – 29|05|13
Commissioned by Edge of Arabia
Rhizoma draws its inspiration from an emerging younger generation of Saudi artists, whose works embrace multiplicity alongside new artistic vocabularies in technology, science and natural philosophy. The exhibition’s premise draws from the actual rhizoma, the ancient Greek word for the underground root of a plant as a metaphor for a bold new generation of artists who are challenging the force of gravity through inspiring projects (Sara Raza, lead curator).
The exhibition will show the works of the following artists—Abdulkarim Qassem, Abdullah Alothman, Ahaad Alamoudi, Ahmad Angawi, Basmah Felemban, Batool Alshomrani, Dana Awrtani, Eiman Elgibreen, Eyad Maghazil, Heba Abed, Huda Beydoun, Majid Althobaity, Mala’a Al-Amoudi, Mohammad Makki, Nasser Salem, Nora A. Almazrooa, Nouf Alhimiary, Omamah AlSadiq, Ramy Alqthamy, Saeed Salem, Sami Al-Turki, Sarah AbuAbdallah, Sarah Al Abdali, Shaweesh – and special projects by cross-platform YouTube sensations TelFaz 11 and UTurn, who will be collaborating with artists to create new realities that reach peer-group audiences in their millions.
Wafaa Bilal: The Hierarchy of Being
Curated by Sara Raza
Maraya Art Park
20 March – 31 December 2013
Maraya Art Centre is proud to inaugurate the Maraya Art Park in Sharjah, UAE, with an outstanding interactive sculpture entitled The Hierarchy of Being by international, New York based Iraqi-American artist and NYU professor Wafaa Bilal curated by Sara Raza. This spectacular new work explores visual culture through the lens of pioneering Islamic sciences and examines how these ideas have impacted current thinking. This new work marks Bilal’s first solo exhibition and public art installation in the UAE.
Adel Abidin: Blueprint
Curated by Sara Raza
Maraya Art Centre
11 March – 16 June
The unique exhibition Blueprint by renowned Finnish-Iraqi artist Adel Abidin, curated by Sara Raza, employs informal architecture and sound to create an large scale interactive drawing. Transforming the gallery into a mock factory this powerful new work explores the architectural and engineering practice of producing an actual blueprint, to explore post-Arab Spring identity and aims to visually address the absurdities of manufactured identities for global consumption.
Adel Abidin’s opening will be part of Maraya Art Night in conjunction with Barjeel Foundation in 11 March from 7pm.
Sara has been selected as one of the 100 curators 100 days project for Saatchi as featured in the New York Times and The National to read the full article please see: http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/saatchi-onlines-100-curators-100-days.