Focal Point by Sharjah Art Foundation
For this edition of Miss Read, Sharjah Art Foundation will present a selection of books associated with its exhibitions, community programmes, and annual Publishing Grant. The selection will include a range of multilingual projects, tactile artist books, photography books, and scholarly papers. Alongside its own books, a special selection of independent and alternative publications sourced from Focal Point, its annual annual art book fair, will also be displayed. The booth highlights the efforts of regionally-based bookmakers, artists, and independent publishers.
Sharjah Art Foundation brings a broad range of contemporary art and cultural programmes to the communities of Sharjah, the UAE and the region. Recognising the central and distinctive contribution that art makes to society, the Foundation cultivates a spirit of research, experimentation and excellence by offering support to artists and art practitioners, while acting as a catalyst for collaboration and exchange within the Middle East and beyond. The Foundation's core initiatives include the Sharjah Biennial, the annual March Meeting, residencies, production grants, commissions, exhibitions, research, publications and a growing collection.