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In his exhibition Bulldozer at Cairo’s Mashrabia Gallery this May of 2015 and in his previous show Toys in May 2014 Egyptian artist Hany Rashed (building on a long line of earlier work) puts people front and center. The gallery is the same: the rooms and walls are the same; the streets outside are the same. But Egypt mid-2015 is not the Egypt of mid-2014. Lurking behind an aura of calm indifference an anxious mood is palpable as people go about their daily lives. Moving ...Keep Reading »
Qaram Qart Restart until 13 November 2014 Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo People in Cairo, especially intensely in wust al-balad (central Cairo), are living in a maze imposed by the state. Along with the people, the state is caught in the maze of its own making. And if the state has imposed a maze, social convention sustains its own traps as well. The exhibition of artist Qarm Qart currently showing at the Mashrabia Gallery in downtown ...Keep Reading »
Margot Badran is a historian of feminism, gender, and culture who has written extensively on the history of feminist thinking and activism in Egypt. She is presently a senior scholar at the Alwaleed Center of Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, and a senior scholar at the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art. She is working on a book on gender, culture, and the revolution in Egypt.