Focal Point 2020
Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual art book fair, FOCAL POINT, returns for its third edition with a new range of printed matter and presentations by independent and established publishers.
Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual art book fair, FOCAL POINT, returns for its third edition with a new range of printed matter and presentations by independent and established publishers. The platform, usually host to interdisciplinary art publications and independent and alternative practices, has expanded its reach to include titles on art history, theory and criticism, many of which have been sourced through academic presses.
In line with Sharjah Art Foundation’s role as a catalyst for collaboration and exchange within the Middle East and beyond, this edition of FOCAL POINT focuses on printed matter from the MEASA (Middle East, Africa, South Asia) region, such as artist books, academic volumes and journals, as well as zines and other artistic production by UAE creatives. These publications will be presented in SAF/EDIT, the Foundation’s own curated table, and across displays in the Independent section. Continuing to feature work from invited galleries and art institutions across the Emirates, the UAE section will highlight a selection of catalogues, artist books and other published matter produced locally or by represented artists from across the world.