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/ Walid Raad
Sharjah Biennial: 10 Plot for a Biennial (16 March-16 May, 2011) and Art Dubai (16-19 March, 2011)
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November Paynter

There are few occasions in the art world calendar where a commercial fair and a biennial are as closely aligned in time and space as the Sharjah Biennial and Art Dubai. March 16th saw the tenth edition of the Sharjah Biennial titled "Plot for a Biennial"—curated by Suzanne Cotter and Rasha Salti with Associate Curator Haig Aivazian—open to a busy international crowd, many of whom would shift emirates that very evening to attend the opening of an event half its age... continue reading
"A Vernacular of Violence" at Invisible-Exports, New York
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Tyler Coburn

In an untitled text from 2005, the artist collective Claire Fontaine drew a distinction from the shopworn idea of distributed, democratic power, claiming, "Now power explicitly exhibits all the violence it needs to conserve itself" and, thus, implicitly excluding the participation of society's many constituents.... continue reading

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