Perimeter x Focal Point Sharjah 2018

Perimeter is thrilled to announce that we'll be heading to Sharjah, UAE, for the first instalment of FOCAL POINT, an annual art book fair presented by the Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF).

Running from 8 to 10 November 2018, FOCAL POINT will include an art book fair where Perimeter and other invited publishers will present titles. The fair also includes a series of talks, screenings, a book launch, a lecture-performance, art projects, an open studio, and themed educational workshops. In addition, a collaborative symposium It Begins with a Story: Artists, Writers, and Periodicals in Asia (FOCAL POINT Edition), developed by Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong), will look towards the histories and present of publishing in the wider Asia region. This partnership with SAF marks Asia Art Archive’s first official collaboration in the UAE and GCC region.

As this year’s edition of FOCAL POINT focuses on independent and alternative publishing practices, the event will take place in the intimate setting of the heritage building Bait Obaid Al Shamsi in Sharjah’s Art Square. Originally built in 1845 as a residential house, its two levels and courtyard space were renovated in the late 1990’s and then again in 2017 to be used for artist studios and exhibition spaces. The location has often served as a venue for past Sharjah Biennials and SAF exhibitions.

Event Details
Thursday 8 November – Saturday 10 November 2018
Bait Obaid Al Shamsi
Arts Square, Sharjah, UAE

For more information visit the Focal Point website.