Focusing on Sharjah Biennial 8 and its social, cultural and political context, this essay explores the art of the political within this exhibition. In retrospect, this is a somewhat optimistic view of art’s possibilities as catalyst for political change. Is Govinda effectively legitimising a realpolitik deployment of an international art genre? Interesting within the context of biennial discourse, and can now be read with the benefit of hindsight.
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- Manick Govinda
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