Maria Mumtaz

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We write this almost exactly thirteen years after WHARFAGE was first published, as the world is slowly opening up again after a much more dramatic and consequential disruption of life than the 2007- 2009 Global Financial Crisis. At that time, there were stories of cars abandoned at Dubai airport by fleeing expats, but the creeks were alive with activity. We saw this as a reason to do the book. Last year, the creeks were empty, and now are slowly filling up again. Our desire in this book had been to create an account of what was transpiring between Sharjah creek, as ...
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The World in Which We Find Ourselves discusses how Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber (2019) engaged with Caribbean artists who explore issues of global migration, displacement and dislocation. It also positions the Sharjah Biennial within key transnational art networks that highlight and activate perspectives from the Global South.

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