In collaboration with Sharjah Art Foundation
Join in, take part, and collaborate as individuals, families, friends – in “do it بالعربي”. More than 70 artists from across the region have written instructions that anyone can use to make a new work of art.
The “do it بالعربي” exhibition at Darat al Funun showcases a selection of these instructions realized over the summer through collaborations with artists, architects, and students, as well as many others which visitors can use to create art works of their own.
Everyone is invited to join in the activations at any time over the course of the exhibition. In addition, Open Days are scheduled where specific projects will be highlighted through workshops or special activities.
Projects are also continuously launched on social media for everyone to participate in. #doitinarabic #doitatdarat #daratalfunun
Co-curated by Sharjah Art Foundation Director Hoor Al Qasimi and Serpentine Gallery co-Director Hans Ulrich Obrist, do it بالعربي is a new iteration of the ongoing do it publication and exhibition project originally founded and curated by Obrist in 1993. "do it بالعربي" was first realised at Sharjah Art Foundation from 23 January-23 April 2016, and will tour institutions and organisations across the region. The "do it بالعربي" bilingual publication will include over 70 newly commissioned artist instructions, a selection of previously published instructions, as well as essays that contextualise the project.
do it بالعربي features art work instructions by artists from ten countries in the region, including Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Hamra Abbas, Mohamed Abdelkarim, Adel Abdessemed, Adel Abidin, Sarah Abu Abdallah, Etel Adnan, Tarek Al Ghoussein, Sophia Al Maria, Jaffar Al Oraibi, Mohammed Al Qassab, Nasser Al Salem, Mounira Al Solh, Mustapha Akrim, Rita Alaoui, Khalid Albaih, Manal AlDowayan, Rheim Alkadhi, Abdullah Al-Mutairi, Ziad Antar, Rasheed Araeen, Tarek Atoui, Samira Badran, Ismaïl Bahri, Lara Baladi, Dia Batal, Taysir Batniji, Doris Bittar, Ali Cherri, Ayman Yossri Daydban, Róza El-Hassan, Fouad ElKhoury, Safaa Erruas, Fadlabi, Simone Fattal, GCC, Abdulnasser Gharem, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Aya Haidar, Hazem Harb, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hefuna, Khaled Hourani, Hasan Hujairi, Kamala Ibrahim Ishag, Mohammed Kazem, Yazan Khalili, Hassan Khan, Ahmed Mater, Hassan Meer, Amina Menia, Magdi Mostafa, Joe Namy, Nasir Nasrallah, Amir Nour, Khalil Rabah, Khaled Sabsabi, Abdelraheem Salim, Jayce Salloum, Hrair Sarkissian, Zineb Sedira, Sam Shalabi, Hassan Sharif, Suha Shoman, Nida Sinnokrot, Rayyane Tabet, Jorge Tacla, Jalal Toufic, Sharif Waked, Raed Yassin, Ala Younis, Hisham Youssef, and Camille Zakharia.
For further information on how you or your group can get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow the project on social media #doitinarabic #doitatdarat #daratalfunun