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‘The Magic of the State’: An ambitious and relevant art show in Cairo

“The Magic of the State,” held last month at the Beirut art space in Agouza, took a lot of time....

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‘Blind Ambition’ - A must-see low-fi epic

Hassan Khan’s film “Blind Ambition” reminds me of high drama, westerns, myths, operas. But it’s only 46 minutes long and...

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D-CAF echoes in Dresden: An interactive tele-exhibition promises visitors fun surprises

I met the 10 InterLAB/Tele-exhibition collaborators less than 48 hours after they had met each other for the first time...

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Palestine, 1998: Artist Shuruq Harb questions snapshots in time

“Battles of Images” was a series of talks centered around an examination of photojournalism and its links to aid held...

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Profile: Faten El Disouky, a singular Egyptian sculptor

One of Faten El Disouky’s works is a huge yellow cuboid of foam. It comes up to about waist-high, and...

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International Women's Day: Through the eyes of Soheir

Though I’ve managed to overcome many of the challenges that face women in the patriarchal society in which we live,...

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'Enjoying poverty' in Congo

“I’ve been watching this film for three days and I haven’t been the same,” said Moukhtar Kocache. “Walking in the...

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The pick: Vast knowledge from a rubbish heap, and other surprises

Indian author Amitav Ghosh wrote “In an Antique Land” in 1992. It has two parallel narratives, one about his stay...

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Ahmed Kassim’s ‘Chaotic Order’ labors the point

Ahmed Kassim handles paint confidently. He uses it in a relaxed way. He paints silhouettes and fills them in cursorily...

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Time travel and back: Three films capture revolutionary moments

Azin Feizabadi is in Cairo, hosted by the art initiative Beirut. His presence is visible as you approach Beirut’s villa...

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'Metaphysics': One man’s enduring passion for painting

At a commercial gallery in Zamalek, there is currently an exhibition of work by an Egyptian painter and writer who...

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Libya at the Cairo Book Fair

Perhaps 2013 was not the best year to be guest of honor at the Cairo International Book Fair. Although the...

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The pick: 'Logical Revolts' challenges conventional narratives of film and history

The crisp, experimental, semi-fictional documentary, “Logical Revolts,” was shot in late 2011 and early 2012 in downtown Cairo, Port Said...

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An artist plays with the legacy of Al-Hilal cultural magazine

Several dog-eared issues of Al-Hilal magazine from the 1950s and 1960s came from Beirut to Cairo last week for Lebanese...

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