Manick Govinda discusses the themes around Sharjah Biennial 8: Art Ecology and the Politics of Change. Includes artists’ profiles of Lida Abdul, Grace Ndiritu and Tea Makipaa plus a selection of articles drawn from across a-n’s archive and key texts […]
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Sara Raza on Grace Ndiritu, a young London based artist who is enjoying an upwards ascent with an impressive portfolio of national and international exhibitions, that present a fresh style of politics and performativity.
Born in Kabul in 1973, Lida Abdul has returned to live there. Kim Dhillon looks at her practice, working accross various media, that fuses Western formalist traditions with numerous aesthetic influences.
Finnish artist Tea Mäkipää’s work confronts her viewpoint of impending ecological catastrophe through interventions and installations positing an alternative vision of existence. By Manick Govinda.
Lida Abdul, White house, Kabul, 16mm transfer to DVD, 458, 2005. Courtesy: the artist and Giorgio Persano Gallery
On the occasion of Sharjah Biennial 8, Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change, this a-n Collection focuses on creative processes at the intersections between art, radical politics and the environment.
It would seem that politics has taken centre stage in contemporary art.
The process of social change is in desperate need of creativity and imagination, and the aesthetic process in urgent need of social engagement
The planets environmental emergency is providing inspiration for a growing movement of artists whose work focusing on habitats, social issues and survival aims to raise awareness. Anna Minton reports.
What do I do?
Richard Priestley reports from the 6th Sharjah Biennial.
“Imagine an ecological city, where communities are based on voluntary cooperation not competition, mutual aid not private profit, cultural diversity not globalised monoculture, permaculture not consumer culture”.1