The Ground, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space

Sharjah Art Foundation presents Tarek Atoui: Cycles in 11, a major solo exhibition that marks over a decade of work created by sound artist Tarek Atoui in collaboration with the Foundation and the surrounding Sharjah community. Curated by Hoor Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah Art Foundation.

Tarek Atoui, The Ground, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space
Tarek Atoui, The Ground, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space

The works in the exhibition represent the culmination of the artist’s ongoing exploration of different methods of listening, composition and performance. The instruments created by Atoui are the product of extensive research into music history and tradition as well as collaborations with different experts. Challenging established ways of listening through innovative approaches to sound, the instruments also build on the artist’s earlier project WITHIN, which grew out of years of work with Deaf culture. This project, originating in Sharjah, investigated how deafness can influence the way sound performance, space and instrumentation are understood.

Tarek Atoui, The Ground (detail), 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space
Tarek Atoui, The Ground (detail), 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space
Tarek Atoui, The Ground (detail), 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space
Tarek Atoui, The Ground (detail), 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space

Exploring new methods of collaboration and production, Atoui’s work often revolves around performances that develop from his extensive research into music history and tradition. His use of sound challenges and expands established ways of understanding and experiencing this medium.

Tarek Atoui, Drone in 11, 2020. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist
Tarek Atoui, Drone in 11, 2020. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist

During the exhibition, the heritage house Bait Al Serkal, a principal Foundation venue located in Sharjah’s arts area, will operate as both a sound lab and a performance and listening space informed by the local tradition of hospitality.

I/E, 2020. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist.
I/E, 2020. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist.

Cycles in 11 will also be the starting point for a regional and international residency programme that will extend into 2022. Musicians, composers and artists will be invited to develop new work for the residency, either individually or with different audiences in Sharjah.

Cycles in 11 runs from 19 September 2020 to 10 April 2021


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