Join in, take part and collaborate as individuals, families, friends – as a community, together in do it بالعربي [in Arabic] – a new project organised by Sharjah Art Foundation. More than 60 artists from across the region have written instructions that anyone can use to make a new work of art.
Co-curated by Sharjah Art Foundation Director Hoor Al Qasimi and Serpentine Gallery co-Director Hans Ulrich Obrist, do it بالعربي is a new iteration of the ongoing do it publication and exhibition project originally founded and curated by Obrist in 1993. do it بالعربي will be open to the public at Sharjah Art Foundation’s Bait Al Shamsi from 23 January to 23 April 2016. On view will be a selection of artist instructions, some of which will have been previously realised and others which visitors can use to create art works of their own. Everyone is invited to join in the workshops, activations, performances and thought-provoking activities on one of the many Open Days, scheduled over the course of the exhibition. The do it بالعربي bilingual publication will include over 60 newly commissioned artist instructions, a selection of previously published instructions as well as essays that contextualise the project. This publication will also be the basis for a tour of the project with institutions and organisations across the region, beginning with the September 2016 opening at Darat Al Funun, Amman, Jordan. At Sharjah Art Foundation, do it بالعربي will be realised through extensive collaborations with schools, universities and communities across the UAE, including Ajman Centre for Rehabilitation, American University of Sharjah, Al Tamkeen Centre, Emirates Fine Arts Society, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, Sharjah International Book Fair, and University of Sharjah. do it بالعربي features art work instructions by artists from ten countries including Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Hamra Abbas, Mohamed Abdelkarim, Adel Abdessemed, Sarah Abu Abdallah, Etel Adnan, Sophia Al Maria, Jaffar Al Oraibi, Mohammed Al Qassab, Nasser Al Salem, Mounira Al Solh, Mustapha Akrim, Rita Alaoui, Khalid Albaih, Manal AlDowayan, Rheim Alkadhi, Abdullah Al-Mutairi, Ziad Antar, Samira Badran, Ismaïl Bahri, Lara Baladi, Dia Batal, Taysir Batniji, Doris Bittar, Ali Cherri, Ayman Yossri Daydban, Róza El-Hassan,Fouad ElKoury, Safaa Erruas, Fadlabi, Simone Fattal, GCC, Abdulnasser Gharem, Aya Haidar, Hazem Harb, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hefuna, Khaled Hourani, Hasan Hujairi, Kamala Ibrahim Ishag, Mohammed Kazem, Yazan Khalili, Hassan Khan, Ahmed Mater, Hassan Meer, Amina Menia, Magdi Mostafa,Joe Namy, Nasir Nasrallah, Amir Nour, Khaled Sabsabi, Abdulraheem Salim, Jayce Salloum, Hrair Sarkissian, Zineb Sedira, Sam Shalabi, Hassan Sharif, Suha Shoman, Nida Sinnokrot, Rayyane Tabet, Jorge Tacla, Jalal Toufic, Raed Yassin, Ala Younis and Camille Zakharia, The exhibition is free and open to the public. For further information on how to get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. do it بالعربي is organised by Sharjah Art Foundation and co-curated by Hoor Al Qasimi and Hans Ulrich Obrist. do it is a project originally founded and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist in 1993. To find out how you and your group can get involved contact email@example.com Follow the project on social media #doitinarabic
Sharjah Art Foundation would like to thank the do it بالعربي Patrons Circle and Cultural Partners for helping make this project possible: Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Sheikh Sultan bin Saood Al Qassemi, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, British Council, Art Jameel, Sharjah Media Corporation, Al Khaleej Newspaper