PhotoCairo4 - The Long Shortcut

17 dicembre 2008 - 14 gennaio 2009, Cairo (Egypt)
PhotoCairo4: The Long Shortcut, curated by Aleya Hamza and Edit Molnar, is a large-scale visual arts project that explores the dynamics between informal and official modes of operation that continue to shape the social reality in this region and beyond. The program revolves around a number of loose coordinates. One main site is Cairo itself as a quintessential example of an explosive mega city situated in a state characterized by a mode of perpetual crisis. Under these conditions one can think of informal structures and strategies of existence as creatively pragmatic answers that are by definition - rather than design - subversive. On the one hand, we would like to examine transformations in images of officialdom and the rhetoric of power through media representations. However, we are also interested in poetic accounts of daily life, personal narratives and creative strategies employed by Individuals faced with the reality of navigating these mutating hybrid structures. Artists: Agency, Ala’ Younis , Ahmed Kamel, Artur ┼╗mijewski , Babak Afrassiabi, Bernard Guillot , David Thorne & Julia Meltzer, Doa Aly, Hala Elkoussy, Hassan Khan, Heidrun Holzfeind, Ihab Jadallah, Kareem Lotfy, Larissa Sansour , Leopold Kessler, Maha Maamoun, Mahmoud Khaled, Mandy Gehrt, Mohamed Allam, Raed Yassin, Rana El Nemr. […] Info su