The Sharjah Cube
Sharjah, UAE (1999)
This installation is a collaborative work initiated and facilitated by Nasser Soumi. The artist invited 29 other artists participating in the 4th edition of Sharjah Biennial to suggest and produce a small work to be included in his cube.
These site-specific works included personal material as well as found objects in the markets of the city including artefacts and elements from Sharjah’s environment.
The final installation was in the form of a monumental cube with four windows inviting the spectator to discover the different boxes displayed inside and produced by the different artists.
This installation deals with the globalization in the context of large international exhibitions but also tackles the issue of authorship in the creation of collaborative artworks.