FOCAL POINT: The Emirate of Sharjah to Launch a New Annual Art Book Fair

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The Sharjah Art Foundation is about to pamper all the bookworms and art enthusiasts out there in the UAE! The Foundation is launching the very first edition of FOCAL POINT, an annual fair for “printed matter and products” with more than 50 publishers from across the region and the world participating.

The art book fair will take place from the 8th till the 10th of November at Bait Obaid Al Shamsi in Sharjah’s Arts Square.

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#SharjahArtFoundation announces the launch of ‘FOCAL POINT' an annual art book fair. Running from 8 to 10 November, this 3-day event will be held at Bait Obaid Al Shamsi and will present, engage, circulate, sell and distribute varied printed products by publishers from the region and across the world. Visit to learn more. #focalpointsharjah تعلن مؤسسة الشارقة للفنون عن إطلاق "نقطة لقاء" المنصة السنوية المخصصة لناشري الكتب الفنية، والتي ستعقد من 8 إلى 10 نوفمبر 2018 في بيت عبيد الشامسي في منطقة الفنون. يسعى هذا الحدث إلى تقديم ونشر وبيع وتوزيع مجموعة متنوعة من المطبوعات لجمهورنا في المنطقة والعالم. تفضلوا بزيارة لمعرفة المزيد

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The art book fair is similar to an art fair, but it focuses more on print; like comics, photo books, artist biographies, etc. Throughout the three-day event, there will be a series of talks, screenings, a book launch, a lecture-performance, art projects, an open studio, themed educational workshops, and more!

The book launch for Prison Notebook by Ibrahim El-Salahi will take place on Friday at 6 pm. The Sudanese artist and former politician that was jailed without trial in the 1970s, documents his experience through a series of pen-and-ink drawings.

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One week until the launch of ‘FOCAL POINT’, an annual art book fair at #SharjahArtFoundation. From 8 to 10 November, be ready to explore varied printed products by independent publishers and artists from the region and across the world at Bait Obaid Al Shamsi, Sharjah. To learn more: #focalpointsharjah أسبوع فقط حتى موعد انطلاق "نقطة لقاء" المنصة السنوية المخصصة لناشري الكتب الفنية. كونوا على استعداد للاطلاع على مجموعة متنوعة من المطبوعات الفنية لفنانين وناشرين مستقلين في الإمارات وجميع أنحاء المنطقة، وذلك من 8 إلى 10 نوفمبر 2018 في بيت عبيد الشامسي، منطقة الفنون. لمعرفة المزيد:

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Moreover, there will be a collaboration with Asia Art Archive called “It Begins with a Story: Artists, Writers, and Periodicals in Asia”. Attendees can learn and take a deeper look into history and present state of publishing in the wider Asian region.

WE SAID THIS: You don’t want to miss this super interesting event. Also, entry is for free! 

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