25 January art

Karim Bakry’s ‘Missing Pieces’ leaves much to be desired
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Karim Bakry’s ‘Missing Pieces’ leaves much to be desired

“Missing Pieces,” Karim Bakry’s project on exhibition at Mashrabia Art Gallery this month, began as a response to a request…
Art and revolution, revisited in two new documentaries
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Art and revolution, revisited in two new documentaries

Sometimes certain questions are asked over and over again, because the answers they provoke are never satisfying. In Cairo since…
You have not seen the revolution, according to ‘It depends’
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You have not seen the revolution, according to ‘It depends’

For how long will artists continue “representing” the January revolution in didactic ways, pretending that their audience were neither part…
Living a historical moment in “Time of the Shadow”
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Living a historical moment in “Time of the Shadow”

The world is plunged into darkness. Confusion reigns. Five characters, three men and two women, wander blindly, bumping into one…
Bahgory’s timeless revolution
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Bahgory’s timeless revolution

Everything about George Bahgory recalls a lost time. The renowned Egyptian painter and caricaturist (sometimes referred to as the “Grandaddy…
Dance, revolution, dance!
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Dance, revolution, dance!

  Like most of us, Mohamed Saad did not see the revolution coming. The actor, known for his inexplicably popular…
3rd Arab Shorts Festival promises introspection and revolution
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3rd Arab Shorts Festival promises introspection and revolution

The Arab Shorts Film Festival began as a one-time event in 2009, but caught on strongly enough that this Thursday…
Mubarak is melting!
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Mubarak is melting!

Two Cairene galleries exhibited ruminations on revolutions in the environment, but the difference between the success of the two is…
‘Lessons in Revolting’: The revolution continues
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‘Lessons in Revolting’: The revolution continues

On the opening night of “Lessons in Revolting”, Rawabet Theater was packed full, leaving many disappointed latecomers turned away at…
‘Back Streets’: A subtle revolutionary drama
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‘Back Streets’: A subtle revolutionary drama

Adapting cultural productions to reflect on the 25 January revolution was met with limited success in the film industry. Still,…
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