Sharjah Biennial 11

Sharjah Biennial 11
Sharjah Biennial 11, 2013
Panel Discussion
MoMa, New York


Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, President and Director, Sharjah Art Foundation. Yuko Hasegawa, Curator, Sharjah Biennial 11. Ernesto Neto, SB11 participating artist. OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, SB11 participating architects. Moderated by Peter Eleey, Curator, MoMA PS1.

Sharjah Art Foundation President and Director Hoor Al Qasimi joins a panel that includes Sharjah Biennial 11 Curator Yuko Hasegawa and Biennial participants, Brazilian Artist Ernesto Neto and Belgian Architectural practice OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Moderated by MoMA PS1 Curator Peter Eleey, the panel will explore the concepts behind the upcoming Biennial and the new site specific projects proposed by the artist and architects.

Inspired by the courtyard in Islamic architecture, Sharjah Biennial 11 Curator Yuko Hasegawa proposes a new cultural cartography that reconsiders the relationships between the Arab world, Asia, the Far East, through North Africa and Latin America. Designated by UNESCO as the Arab Cultural Capital in 1998, the Emirate of Sharjah has presented the internationally recognised Sharjah Biennial since 1993.

Thursday January 17, 6:30 pm
The Museum of Modern Art, The Celeste Bartos Theater
4 West 54th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York

The panel will be followed by a cocktail reception.

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Sharjah Biennial 11

Neto, Ernesto

Ernesto Neto draws inspiration from the biomorphic and modernist abstraction of Alexander Calder and Constantin Brancusi.

Sharjah Biennial 11

Hasegawa, Yuko

Yuko Hasegawa is the Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and Professor in Curatorial Studies at the Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts.

Sharjah Biennial 11

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Soon after its founding, Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen won several international competitions, including those for a new administrative capital city in South Korea and for a border crossing between Mexico and the United States.