March Meeting Papers is a series of essays selected from Sharjah Art Foundation’s March Meeting 2021 Open Call, which invited artists, writers and thinkers to expand on curator Okwui Enwezor’s influential thinking about the biennial as a platform to engage with history, politics and society. Taken together, the series reveals the extent to which the biennial, such as the Sharjah Biennial now celebrating its 30th anniversary, has contributed to the realisation of new narratives and experiences of modern and contemporary art.
Sharjah Art Foundation’s March Meeting is an annual convening of artists, curators and art practitioners from around the world who come together to discuss vital issues in contemporary art during a programme of panels, performances and events. The 2021 edition examines the thirty-year history of the Sharjah Biennial by bringing together former Biennial curators, participants and interlocutors as well as art historians and critics to discuss its role as a catalyst for critical dialogue and transnational exchange.
All pamphlets include both English and Arabic versions of the text.