Monday, April 11, 2011

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WINTER/SPRING 2011 BRIEF HISTORIES brings together contemporary works responsive to the unfolding events in the region and the larger global happenings of the day. The show will be momentarily materialized in the intimate setting of a villa in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and subsequently posted online. Diverse participants, from six continents, present photography, moving image, installation, drawing, text, and web-based work. Themes lying within their contributions reflect upon social geography, power and authority, labor and capital, private and public space, and the media.

With telepresence of information, temporality has transformed from its traditional linear progression (past, present, future) to a coexistence of past and present–on demand. In this respect new media networks broadcast multitudes of distinct perspectives, which in turn destabilize a definitive narrative. The challenge has become to maintain a critical, artistic, and curatorial practice that is responsive and relevant, and that is capable of keeping its place amongst rapidly changing contexts and shifting meanings.

BRIEF HISTORIES is an attempt to address this need for immediacy, by bringing together artists and writers to respond with works that are significant to the context of our present day reality. Fawz Kabra and Isak Berbic

SAUDI AUTOMOBILE by Sarah Abu Abdallah





UNTITLED by Tarek Al Ghoussein


MANNING LADY GAGA, 549 OUT OF 250,000v CABLES by Hala Ali



MAKESHIFT OBJECTS: SOAP AND CHAIR (MODIFIED), TOILETPAPER (MODIFIED), TOOTHBRUSH AND RAZOR (MODIFIED), PLATE (MODIFIED), SOCK AND SOAP (MODIFIED)
 ongoing series by Abbas Akhavan. All works courtesy of the artist and the Third Line Gallery.







TYRANNY OF DISTANCE by Brandon Alvendia





FRAGMENT HISTORIES (AUTO)BIOGRAPHY/STREET/
VENDORS–FLEETING MOMENTS (BRIEF) by Myron Beasely


HOW TO STOP FALLING by Sema Bekirovic



LIVE by Amir Berbic



THE BATTLE FOR PETRA by Isak Berbic




WHAT DO WE HAVE IN COMMON? by Dunja Blazevic

Excerpt from the essay: "What do we have in Common?"



HOUR GLASS by Sofia Byttebier



RECURRENCE by Jean Marie Casabarian



UNTITLED by Nada Dada




YOU STILL HAVE TO TEACH ME SOME ARABIC, DUDE by Vincent Dermody






FOR ART’S SAKE by Nicolas Dumit Estevez




BRIEF HISTORIES: NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE, SOLIDARITY WITH THE MIDDLE EAST by Renate Ferro




CHANGE, ENGAGE by Zlatan Filipovic




THE DECISIVE MOMENT by Eric Fleischauer


FUCK THE WAR by Geissler/Sann





REVOLUTION by Khaled Hafez