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Sharjah Biennial

Semiha Berksoy

Semiha Berksoy (1910–2004) was a maverick of Turkish culture: a leading soprano since the beginnings of Turkish opera in the early 1930s; the star of Turkey's first sound film; and an original artist…

Hassan Sharif

Among the most affecting pieces in this retrospective of work by Emirati conceptualist Hassan Sharif (1951–2016) was Images on Tracing Paper (2015), a simple book of drawings on translucent paper…

Sharjah Biennial

Feeling out of place, I found myself marching through the streets of Sharjah with hundreds of others—artists, curators, critics and students—who had come for the opening weekend of the ambitious bienn…

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