In the Heart of Another Country – The Diasporic Imagination in the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection

Cat. Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Sharjah Art Foundation

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Omar Kholeif
texts (German/English) by Omar Kholeif, foreword by Dirk Luckow, Hoor Al Qasimi, afterword by Nawar Al Qassimi, Sofia Victorino in conversation with Bani Abidi, Lubaina Himid, Hrair Sarkassian
320 p with 235 coloured illustrations
240 x 210 mm, hardcover

ISBN 978-3-86442-399-4

58,00 €

Tales from the Diaspora

»In the Heart of Another Country« explores the concept of home – of longing and belonging by artists who hail from multiple diasporas. The exhibition ­and the book explores the ways that physical ­movement – how mobility across geographies, has shaped and contoured the frame of global art today. The artists, herein, have traversed ­migratory routes from South and West Asia, through Africa, and the Caribbean. Many now live in dispersed sites, far from where they first believed that they belonged. Drawing on art from the international collection of Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE, »In the Heart of Another ­Country« showcases the work of more than 60 artists through over 150 artworks in all media, many of which have rarely, if ever, been seen outside of their original context. Recently restored installations are present­ed ­alongside contemporary acquisitions, which narrate a communal story of kinship amongst artists – one often developed against a backdrop of political turmoil and social unrest. »In the Heart of Another Country« embodies the Sharjah Art Foundation ­Collection’s goal to present art that posits East-East and South-South alliances, forging a meeting point ­– a connective tissue that nurtures a polyphonous and inclusive art history.

Deichtorhallen Hamburg, 28/10/2022 – 14/3/2023

Bani Abidi, Sarah Abu Abdallah, Etel Adnan, Latif Al Ani, Khadim Ali, Halil Altindere, Minam Apang, Rasheed Araeen, Thuraya Al Baqsami, Shiraz Bayjoo, Semiha Berksoy, Huma Bhabha, Huguette Caland, CAMP, Tony Chakar, Saloua Raouda Choucair, Tiffany Chung, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Simone Fattal, Marcos Grigorian, Abbas Habiballa, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Rokni Haerizadeh, Taloi Havini, Susan Hefuna, Adam Henein, Lubaina Himid, Emily Jacir, Hayv Kahraman, Ali Kazim, Amal Kenawy, Aisha Khalid, Anuar Khalifi, David Koloane, Farideh Lashai, Tala Madani, Taus Makhacheva, Jumana Manna, Marwan, Ibrahim Massouda, Ahmed Mater, Ahmed Morsi, Fateh Moudarres, Michael Rakowitz, Marwan Rechmaoui, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Mohan Samant, Hrair Sarkissian, Hassan Sharif, Wael Shawky, Anwar Jalal Shemza, Ahmed Shibrain, Shahzia Sikander, Rayyane Tabet, Richard Lokiden Wani, Nari Ward, Lionel Wendt, Kamal Youssef, Akram Zaatari