Curated by Shannon Ayers Holden
October 26, 2013 – January 26, 2014
Building F, SAF Art Spaces, AI
Mureijah, Heritage Area
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Chaos into Clarity: Re-Possessing a Funktioning Utopia is an investigation of the Aesthetic of Funk. The exhibition is an exploration of the radical power of transformation, the theme of transcendence and the presentation of a new world material culture as seen through the works of three artists from the African Diaspora: American textile artist Xenobia Bailey, Moroccan born photographer and designer Hassan Hajjaj and British Trinidadian filmmaker and sculptor Zak Ove.
This exhibition was developed as part of Campus Art Dubai 1.0 January – June 2013.
Campus Art Dubai is held in partnership with Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture).
Campus Art Dubai is a six-month alternative “school” for artists, curators, writers, cultural producers, and art workers based in the UAE and provides a space for critical thinking and the exchange of ideas and skills. Meetings occur over weekends and feature seminars, workshops, critiques, and one-on-one mentorship. Campus Art Dubai is taught and led by a local and international cast of academics, critics, curators, and artists.
Q&A with curator Shannon Ayers Holden conducted by Art Dubai: