Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) will launch the first edition of its art book fair on November 8 next month. The annual fair titled Focal Point will be held in the courtyard at Bait Obaid Al Shamsi Arts Square and will present, sell and distribute varied printed matter and products by publishers from the region and across the world.
The fair will run from 4pm-10pm every day from 8 to 10 November, and features a series of talks, screenings, a book launch, a lecture-performance, art projects, an open studio, and themed educational workshops.
In addition, a collaborative symposium It Begins with a Story: Artists, Writers, and Periodicals in Asia (FOCAL POINT Edition), developed by Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong), will look towards the histories and present of publishing in the wider Asia region. This partnership with SAF marks Asia Art Archive’s first official collaboration in the UAE and GCC region.
This event is free and open to the public.