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Aerial view of lunch tables for Cooking Sections’ Climavore: On the Movement of Deserts, 2017, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah, March 2017.

the Sharjah Biennial

Various Venues

Aerial view of lunch tables for Cooking Sections’ Climavore: On the Movement of Deserts, 2017, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah, March 2017.

AS PART OF the Sharjah Art Foundation’s push to expand its presence into more remote areas of the emirate, recent editions of the organization’s signature event have spread beyond its existing facilities to satellite venues across and outside city limits. This year’s ambitious Biennial goes a step further, extending the program over a year and dispersing it internationally across the greater region. Titled “Tamawuj”—an Arabic word that means “a rising and falling in waves; a flowing, swelling, surging, or fluctuation; a wavy, undulating appearance, outline or form”—the Sharjah Biennial’s thirteenth edition, curated by Christine Tohme of Beirut’s Ashkal Alwan association, supplements the main exhibition in Sharjah (dubbed “Act I”) with four off-site programs. Each of these is organized around a keyword: a symposium on “water” held in Dakar, Senegal, this past January; a

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