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WINTER/SPRING 2011 BRIEF HISTORIES brings together contemporary artworks and contributions responsive to the unfolding events and larger circumstances and global happenings during the period of the so called Arab Spring in the Middle East. The WINTER/SPRING 2011 exhibition was momentarily materialized (the production of "physical presentation copies" were realized by the organizing artists group) in the intimate setting of a home in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, as well as posted online for wider circulation. Participants contributed photography, installation, drawing, text, philosophy, video and web-based projects. 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 media networks broadcas