Sharjah Biennial 12: A March Through the City

April 8, 2015 9:36 PM

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Sharjah Biennial 12: A March Through the City

Papy Ebotani, Fanfare funérailles [Funeral brass], 2014-2015. Produced by Studios Kabako. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation. Photo by Alfredo Rubio.

The reedy, plaintive cry of the mizmar undulates through the air while hands beat drums with languorous rhythms. Ahead of the musicians, four men, impeccably dressed in high street fashion, lead the funeral procession with heads held high. But they don't walk in mournful solemnity. They strut. Every...

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