Horreya or Kharya
23-29 December 2013
Hotel Viennoise, Cairo
"Horreya or Kharya" is a group show, which plays on the words "freedom" and "shit" as they share a similar spelling in Arabic. The exhibition, put forth by artists Hany Rashed, Ammar Abo Bakr, Ganzeer, and Ahmed Hefnawy, is meant to reflect on the Egyptian revolution to date by re-presenting snapshots from the past three years. Rashed built model walls documenting the graffiti and murals around the country, while Abo Bakr, a graffiti artist, opted to make new designs for the walls of Hotel Viennoise. Hefnawy recreated the aesthetics of the tear gas canisters that security forces used to disperse protesters on the street. As for street artist and designer Ganzeer, he presented an interactive piece that audiences can spin to see symbols from the events.
In this video, Rashed, Ganzeer, and Abo Bakr explain the exhibition`s vision and design.
[This video is produced by Medrar TV and is featured in partnership with Jadaliyya Culture.]