FOCAL POINT, the unique art book fair organised by the Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) is coming back for its third installment from December 16 - 19.

Taking place at the beautiful premises of the SAF, the annual fair hosts a large display of printed works by artists, writers, scholars, as well as independent and established publishers from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. 

Focal Point will be awarding a publishing grant of $30,000 to art historical research projects that centre on the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions. The 2020 edition focuses on projects that look at global modernism movements in the region during the post-war period, follow the First World War.

The fair will also feature the foundation's own publication section which will include important books such as the newly released Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist, edited by foundation president Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi.

Make sure you visit the event which will include a lively public programme of music performances and educational workshops. Visitors must book their visit in advance. You can do so directly here, or by visiting their website on