For the thirteenth edition of the Sharjah Biennial, Tonico Lemos Auad will present A Moment of the Sky / Four Humours.
Sharjah Biennial: Tamawuj runs from March 10 – June 12, 2017.
The installation brings to the fore research into medicinal plants and herbs in a garden focusing on species found in the desert landscape. Here, outdoor plants and herbs resonate with the location, local architecture and community in Sharjah. A special structure housing the garden is based on architectural elements found at the site.
The project also includes a small library, where the public can access a wide range of books on related subjects, and a programme of talks on the contemporary role and uses of medicinal plants and herbs. Through the creation of this space, where the public can exchange knowledge, pose questions and think together, Lemos Auad explores how a shared experience such as gardening can reflect an ethos of care and healing relevant to challenges that concern us all.