Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist

Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist

29 February to 03 May 2020

Hassan Sharif is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century in the Middle East. KW Institute for Contemporary Art presents the first major retrospective of the conceptual artist in Europe.

  • Hassan Sharif (3)© Sharjah Art Foundation
    Links: Hassan Sharif, Jelly Fish, 2011. Mitte: Hassan Sharif, Broom, 2016. Rechts: Hassan Sharif, 555, 2016. Installationsansicht: Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2017
  • Hassan Sharif (2)© Sharjah Art Foundation
    Hassan Sharif, 555, 2016. Aluminiumplatten und Kupferdraht/Aluminium plates and copper wire; 320 x 320 x 240 cm. Installationsansicht/Installation view: Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2017
  • Hassan Sharif (1)© Sharjah Art Foundation
    Vorn: Hassan Sharif, Slippers and Wire, 2009 Hinten (links): Hassan Sharif, Towel 3, 2013 Hinten (rechts): Hassan Sharif, Rug 6, 2014 Installationsansicht: Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2017. Courtesy of Hassan Sharif Estate
  • Hassan Sharif (5)© Sharjah Art Foundation
    Hassan Sharif, Wood, 2016. Holz, Nägel und Kunstharzlacke/Wood, nails and synthetic paint; 255 x 100 x 85 cm. Installationsansicht/Installation view: Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2017.
  • Hassan Sharif (4)© Sharjah Art Foundation
    Hassan Sharif, Playfulness No. 1, 2015. Spielzeug, Papiermaché, Draht, Pappe und Acrylglas/ Toys, papier mâché, wire, cardboard and acrylic; Maße variabel/dimensions variable. Installationsansicht/Installation view: Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2017
In his works, Sharif breaks with the traditional notions of space, time, form and social interaction. About his creative process Hassan Sharif once said: «I'm not trying to make magic of some kind that would impress an audience as to how the work is created. There are no secrets. The philosophical or psychological question here is how, as an artist, I give myself the authority to make art.»

About Hassan Sharif

Hassan Sharif (1951-2016) lived and worked in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. His work is represented in major public collections such as the Guggenheim New York, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, the Centre Pompidou, the Tate Modern and the Sharjah Art Foundation.

At a glance

What: Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist
When: 29 February to 03 May 2020
Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Entry fee: 8 Euro, red. 6 Euro

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Source: KW Institute for Contemporary Art/Berlin.de

| Last edited: 5. December 2019