For this edition, SB12 curator Eungie Joo has invited Kristine Khouri and Rasha Salti, Eric Baudelaire and Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri to conceptualise different sections of MM2015 as integral parts of their contributions to SB12, which will include panel discussions, keynote addresses, talks and screenings pertaining to the respective programmes’ conceptual concerns. arch Meeting 2015 will take place at the Sharjah Institute for Theatrical Arts unless otherwise mentioned on the schedule.
On May 11, Khouri and Salti will organise three sessions, including a presentation on their ongoing research on the International Art Exhibition for Palestine (1978), based on interviews with artists, filmmakers and journalists associated with this project, as well as a keynote address by the scholar W.J.T. Mitchell.
Eric Baudelaire’s Sharjah Sessions are part of his contribution to SB12, The Secession Sessions, which considers the question of statehood through the prism of the stateless state of Abkhazia. In addition to the Anembassy of Abkhazia staffed by Maxim Gvinjia, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and daily screenings of the feature length film, Letters to Max, this discursive programme includes sessions with artists and scholars and will take place May 12-13.
From May 14-15, Joo continues the discussion through a series of presentations, conversations and screenings which are still under development.
MM15 is free and open to the public.
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