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Focal Point 2019 Art Book Fair

FOCAL POINT 2018.

From Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th November 2019, Iniva will be taking part in the second edition of FOCAL POINT, an art book fair held at the Bait Obaid Al Shamsi building in the Sharjah Arts Area, UAE.

We will be presenting a selection of publications from the Iniva catalogue, with a particular focus on texts offering critical perspectives into globalisation, cultural histories, geographical boundaries and migration.

FOCAL POINT, the Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual art book fair, caters to the interdisciplinary nature of art publishing and aims to present a focus on independent and alternative publishing practices presented alongside a select number of larger, more established publishing houses.

The three-day fair will feature regional and international artists and publishers who will present their content individually or within curated sections. As part of the broader presentation, this year’s content will include a special focus on zines and comics.

Sections and Participants

INDEPENDENT – Independent publishers and distributors representing printed matter from across the world

1. Afterall
2. Blaft Publications
3. Book Works
4. Darat Al Funun
5. Farside Collective
6. IKREK
7. Iniva
8. Islam Aly
9. Kaph Books
10. Kawkab ElRasameen
11. Kulte Editions
12. Lars Müller Publishers
13. Lendroit éditions
14. Maamoul Press
15. OOMK
16. Perimeter Books
17. Raking Leaves
18. Sharjah Architecture Triennial
19. Tara Books
20. The Book Society/mediabus
21. The Funambulist
22. The Palestinian Museum
23. TokTok Magazine
24. Tosh Fesh
25. Ugly Duckling Presse
26. Valiz Books

EDIT – Curated presentations by arts organisations, featuring creatives, artists and publishers from their networks and regions

1. African Art Book Fair
2. Ashkal Alwan
3. BAZAR Art Book Fair
4. Chimurenga
5. Singapore Art Book Fair
6. Terremoto
7. Vasl Artists’ Association
8. Ya Hala Studio archive
9. Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF/EDIT)

SAF/EDIT
Sharjah Art Foundation’s EDIT table includes publications by:

1961 Projects, Africa World Press, Art 21, Art Africa magazine, Asia Art Archive, ASJC Art Sonje Center, Barakunan, Black Dog Press, Cafè Royal Books, Combined Academic Publishers, Dar AlNaim Art, Doubleshot studios, Fanzeen Comics, Fantagraphics, follow the halo, Half Letter Press / Temporary Service, Jabal Amman publishers, Jaffat Alaqlam, Journal Safar, Kalimat Magazine, Khalil Sakakini Cultural centre, Khatt Books, Khoj, Kuwait Poets Society / Ink and Oil zine, Lab 619, LIE Design & Art Direction, Lifta Volumes, Locale, Marg, Minaa Zine, Mizna, Moniker Press, NKA Journal / Duke Press, Paperheads, Prance Press, Qamise, Reliable Copy, Ruja Press, Shortt Editions, The Art of Boo, The Carton / Art and Then Some, Third Culture, Tiny Splendor, Triple Canopy.

Aala Sharfi, Alya Al Hamadi, Amal Al Khaja, Ammar AlAttar, Ayesha Al Ali, Ayesha Thani, Ayman Zedani, Aysha Al Hamrani, Azim Al Ghussein, Eman Al Raeesi, Eman El Eghfeli, Enas Satir, Fatima Al Marzouqi, Hassan Al Najjar, Hessa Al Ajmani, Hussain AlJabi, Ibrahim Souid, Iman Shaggag, Issa AlNoaimi, Khadija Al Saaidi, Khalid Mezaina, Khawla AlMarzooqi, Lutfi Zayed, Manar Laham, Maryam Al Hosani, Maryam Al Saaidi, Maryam Al Zarooni, May Rashid, Maha Al-Asaker & Nada Faris, Mohammad Mohanna, Mohammed Al Shaibani, Mouza Al Hamrani, Naima AbdulWahid, Nasir Nasrallah, OwaikeO, Reem Al Marri, Ruba Al Araji, Sahla Jamal, Salha Obaid, Sana Haroon, Sara Ahmed, Khawla Al-Marri & Shahd AlShammari, Shefa AlHammadi, Shihabaldeen Al Musharaf, Zahra Al-Mahdi.

UAE – Publications and printed matter by institutions and art galleries from across the UAE

1. 1×1 Gallery
2. Al Qasimi publications
3. Art Jameel
4. Carbon 12
5. Department of Culture Sharjah
6. Emirates Fine Art Society
7. Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde
8. Green Art Gallery
9. Grey Noise
10. Gulf Photo Plus
11. Ishara Art Foundation
12. Louvre Abu Dhabi
13. Maraya Art Centre / 1971
14. Meem Gallery
15. NYUAD Art Gallery
16. Sharjah Museums
17. Tashkeel
18. The Third Line
19. Warehouse421