March Meeting 2013 will invite speakers to reflect on and contextualise the concepts addressed by the SB11 theme in a series of presentations, thematic sessions and panels.
Sharjah Biennial 11 Curator Yuko Hasegawa proposes a new cultural cartography, drawing inspiration from the courtyard in Islamic architecture as a space that accumulates the memories of a local culture and facilitates the production of new knowledge through the exchanges and encounters it hosts. Hasegawa seeks to emphasise and reinforce the important role that perspective and subjectivity play in the way socio-cultural spaces, geographical landscapes and physical locales are perceived, interpreted and engaged with.
Speakers include Sarat Maharaj, Professor of Visual Art & Knowledge Systems, Lund University & the Malmö Art Academies, Sweden; Paulo Herkenhoff, Director, Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Brazil; Hu Fang, Artistic Director, Vitamin Creative Space, China and Patrick D. Flores, Curator, Vargas Museum, Philippines. A selection of speakers were chosen from applications submitted in response to the MM 2013 Open Call for presentations.
March Meeting is an annual gathering of artists, art professionals and institutions concerned with the production and dissemination of art in the region and internationally.
Taking place from March 14 -17, during the opening week of SB11, MM 2013 is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended to reserve your seat and for future updates on the programme.