Site-specific works developed by five artists during the fourth edition of the Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual education residency programme – Al Anood Al Obaidly and Nasir Nasrallah from the UAE, Mahmoud Safadi from Lebanon and Sofiane Zouggar from Algeria.
The March Project provides opportunities for young artists to research, realise and present site-specific works through a series of professional development courses, seminars, exhibitions and site visits over a five-month period. The 2017 exhibition includes video works, photography, sculpture and installations on view at SAF’s heritage houses and public spaces in Al Mureijah Square, Calligraphy Square and Arts Square; the works are the result of the artists’ experimentation with new forms and their exploration of issues such as contemporary histories of Sharjah and the region as well as questions of production and consumerism.
Above: Sofiane Zouggar, Temporary flesh walls’ stories, permanent posters and one portrait (detail), 2017. Courtesy of the artist