Making New Time
Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber
Accompanying Sharjah Biennial 14, this volume shows how artists respond to shifts of culture in an era of great social, political, and global change.
The Sharjah Biennial showcases a global perspective on contemporary art. In this book, artists respond to shifts in artmaking as material culture adapts to environmental destruction and climate change. It also explores how social, political, and technological change has altered the ways we exist in the world. Featuring the work of over thirty contemporary and modern artists, the book addresses perceptions of how history is told and re-told. It poses questions and provocations about the state of our existence through stories, poems, and essays.
Omar Kholeif is a writer, curator, editor, and broadcaster. Over the last decade he has curated and/or commissioned more than 100 exhibitions and artists’ works, and authored or edited more than twenty books and catalogues on global modern and contemporary art. He is the former Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.