Mohammed Abdul Samee (Sharjah)
The two plastic exhibitions “When I Count No One But You” and “Rain Will Be Bullets Forever” bear ideas that read the conflicts and disasters of wars, to form an artistic space. In addition to them is the exhibition “Sharjah – Japan 3: Overwhelming Tranquility: Isolation and Connection in Japanese Architecture”, which reads the effects of the Corona pandemic on human contact with the outside world.
The exhibition “Rain Will Be Lead Forever”, whose title is inspired by the work of the artist Simone Fattal, brings together works that read the conflicts and wars that took place in the artists’ countries of origin, by exploring the artistic media and the source of the material, and includes selected works from previous exhibitions or special commissions for the Sharjah Biennials. and recent collections not yet displayed by the Foundation. It also presents works presented by the Foundation for Etel Adnan, Simon Fattal and Lala Rukh, as well as a selection of sculptures and paperwork recently acquired by Shawky Shokini.
The exhibition “When I Count Nobody But You” takes its name from a video work by artist Farida Lashai, inspired by Goya’s “Disasters of War” series, to provide a deep look into the ideas, visions and radical views of humanism, through eight artists whose works are part of the collections of the Foundation Sharjah Art.
The exhibition presents works by Farhad Moshiri, Farida Lashai, Iman Issa, Mandy Al Sayegh, Nari Ward, Prajkta Botnis, Rabih Mroueh, and Rashid Arain. or for other programs in the institution.
As for the exhibition “Sharjah-Japan 3: Surrounding Tranquility: Isolation and Connection in Japanese Architecture”, it is the third of a quartet of exhibitions curated by Yoko Hasekawa for the Sharjah Art Foundation, and it presents ideas that resonate in difficult times of the Corona pandemic, which made staying at home “a reality.” New”, which is reflected in people’s contact with their outside world according to unknown risks and possibilities.
The exhibition, which examines architectural projects from the thirteenth century until the present time by exploiting the characteristics of serenity and communication, is a proposal to contemplate the possibilities of life and patterns of human existence, towards enriching livelihoods, productivity and intellectuals, and understanding the choice between isolation, exclusion and communication as a method of negotiation.
The exhibition is inspired by the thirteenth century poet Kamo no Chumi, in reading the hut or the rite and its hidden spiritual aspects in Japanese architecture, after his personal experience in his solitude, during which he created all this space of contemplation, calm and reading thoughts.