Wael Shawky

Zineb Sedira, Sunken Stories (detail), 2018, wooden boats, resin, stainless steel and steel reinforcement bars, dimensions variable, installation view, SAF Art Spaces, Sharjah. Courtesy: Sharjah Art Foundation 

For the three-day event in the UAE, the best works and talks were ones in which geographical and cultural hybridity shone through

Anna Franceschini, What Happened to the Girl?, 2016. Courtesy: the artist 

Ed Atkins, Carol Rama, Wael Shawky, and more: this week's must see shows and events

Jeff Wall, Picture for Women, 1979, silver dye bleach transparency, aluminium lightbox, 1.4 × 2 m

New York, USA

Wael Shawky ‘Cabaret Crusades’ (detail),  2010–ongoing. Courtesy: Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Beirut & Hamburg.

The spiritual and the secular in art today

Talks

How do new alternative academies reflect on conventional art education?

A survey of recently founded artist-run art academies and education programmes