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  • Mar 26, 2021

Recap of March Meeting 2021: “Unravelling the Present”

Screenshot of the roundtable, “Sharjah Biennial in Retrospect,” with Hoor Al Qasimi, Peter Lewis, Jack Persekian, and Suha Shoman, moderated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh, at March Meeting 2021, hosted by Sharjah Art Foundation on Zoom, March 12, 2021. Image by HG Masters for ArtAsiaPacific.

To see the world from the perspective of Sharjah—this possibility, as both reality and as metaphor, begins to suggest what decolonization might look like. Since 2008, the Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF)’s annual program of conversations and lectures known as the March Meeting, usually held in concert with, or in the run-up to, the Sharjah Biennial, has been the discursive platform where artists, curators, scholars, and engaged professionals assemble to listen and converse with one another on topics integral to contemporary art from the Global South.