Fragmented Histories

Fragmented Histories/(Auto)biography/Street Vendors—Fleeting Moments (Brief)

Is a performance presented as part of the WINTER/SPRING 2011 BRIEF HISTORIES exhibition which brought together contemporary works responsive to the unfolding events in the region (the Arab Spring) and the larger global happenings of the day. The show was momentarily materialized in the intimate setting of a villa in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and subsequently posted online. Diverse participants, from six continents, present photography, moving image, installation, drawing, text, and web-based work. Themes lying within their contributions reflect upon social geography, power and authority, labor and capital, private and public space, and the media. BRIEF HISTORIES is an attempt to address this need for immediacy, by bringing together artists and writers to respond with works that are significant to the context of our present day reality. Fawz Kabra and Isak Berbic