NOMAD ACADEMY GOES PUBLIC / 2008
November 12 - December 12, 2008
Sharjah Art Museum
The main focus of NOMAD ACADEMY GOES PUBLIC is Art- and Architecture projects for the public space in Sharjah and an Arabic Cultural Institute for Copenhagen, as brought forth of an interdisciplinary collaboration between Arabian, Danish and Persian people since 2001 (DACE).
At different levels and in different scales all the various projects deal with exchange of cultural values, urban space, and our relation to nature.
It is important to visualize and describe these themes focusing on the interplay between the local and the global, the national and the international.
In connection to the exhibition, workshops are intended to involve students from the Sharjah College of Fine Arts and Department for Architecture and Design as well as professional artists from The UAE Art Society.
Documentation of the workshops will be installed at the museum as part of the exhibition.
Moreover a row of guest lectures, dealing with ecological aspects of art and architecture will be given at Sharjah College of Fine Arts, Dept. of Architecture & Design and The UAE Art Society.
The overall aim in the connected projects is to present the power of Art and Architecture being visual examples of transcultural and interdisciplinary collaboration – which is one of the necessary keys for coexistence.
The exhibition will be shown at Sharjah Art Museum. However, a few of the projects are being planned to be set up in the city’s space (MOONLIGHT OASIS / SHARJAH DIALOGUES / LIGHTSCAPE).
Else Marie Bukdahl: German Romanticism and Danish Art (see attached PDF)
Else Marie Bukdahl: Lyotard between Philosophy and Art
Karsten Ohrt: The National Gallery of Denmark
Niels Peter Flint: WORLDBY - Radically Rethinking Design
Mogens Møller, Jane Havshøj & Nasser Moaedi Jorfi: Introduction to the MOONLIGHT OASIS
Hans Feldthusen: 100 GARDENS - An Arabic Cultural Institute in Copenhagen – study proposals
Martin Laursen & Martin Krogh Hansen: SALAMANDER, a layout for an Arabic Cultural Institute in Copenhagen
HOTEL PRO FORMA: Performance in the public space