Jun 20, 2012
Jul 07, 2012
Sit down. I tell you a story.
Wednesday, 20th June 2012, 7 pm
Sit down. I tell you a story.
Photographs by Mauro L'Abate
Texts by Consuelo Costa
They are just chairs. They are neither design nor collectibles. They are, again,
tool, a support, a component. Every
day dozens of people use them, or just a single person year by year.
A chair can tell you wishes, hopes, doubts. They are witnesses of human trouble or achievement. You can often see the scars on them.
Every chair has got a story to tell, obviously from its point of view.
Just entangled pieces of life, left. Someone has decided to stand up and go away
Life must go on somewhere else.
Now it's your turn: pick up one chair and build your story up!
The exhibition runs until Saturday, July 7, 2012.
May 27, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
The Missing Pieces
Bakry's latest project, "The Missing Pieces", is employing shipping
boxes and crates to transport a valuable good: an idea.
months following January 25th have produced waves of different emotions, but
the undercurrent of disillusionment has been the most prevalent. The
revolution, chanted in unison by the people, had only been a starting point and
not the finishing mark - a pending delivery.
images are projected on an unfamiliar format; unlike a screen these boxes
cannot display a whole image, leaving unmarked spaces between each, such as the
missing pieces for a successful revolution.
and boxes that vary in shape and size, unique and unalike, nonetheless bear a
single picture. This is much like the Egyptian people whom vary in political
views, education and belief systems, and have all the same been impacted by
events since the spark of the revolution, longing for a brighter future.
these boxes is the solidarity, the will to change, a prospect to fulfill,
waiting to be unpacked.
exhibition will include two sections: an installation and a display of
photographs. (Marwan Elgamal, April 2012)
runs until Monday, June 18, 2012.
to seeing you…
Apr 29, 2012
May 24, 2012
Drawings by Salah El Mur & Souad Abdelrasoul
The more than
100 small sized works on display are the results of a co-production between the
Sudanese artist Salah el Mur and the Egyptian artist Souad Abdelrasoul. Their
first common exhibition aims at questioning the relationship between the
physical nature of human beings and their psychological and metaphysical state
of being, in connection with a certain body or natural shape:
“Nature is a
part of every human and, in turn, both nature and man influence one another.
For there is the vegetal in man, the animal in man and also the mineral in man,
with a variety of densities and inclination towards a certain species within
these elements. If you bear the attributes of a dog then assuredly you are of
this species, if you gravitate towards flowers then you carry within you a
tree, and if you seek out rocks then certainly you bear an old mineral within
you - perhaps of translucent crystal or rusted metal – these creatures and
elements we tend to sanctify and desecrate accordingly.
We take in these different vegetal and animal
forms - which we casually degrade on a daily basis - into our divine bodies. If
we believe that the body is divine and separate from these base elements, we
take away from our divinity by our mere interaction with them. This interaction
of ours strips us of our separation, and this union is a celebration and an
elevation, but since the body is considered holy and veiled, the result is
persecution from others the more we associate with these elements and
creatures.” (Salah el Mur, March 2012)
Apr 01, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
The true story of Mohannad's death
Paintings by Ahmed Sabry
Sabry introduces his next visual
dialogue: playful and wide-scoped. It taps into the Egyptian pop culture using
the very language of this pop culture; with the lightheartedness of a
caricature artist, the confidence of a revolutionary and the distress of the
informed citizen, the artist tackles his subject. The pieces echo the common
Facebook user with its format of text, mostly colloquial and informal, and
imagery as a means of communication; this very likeness is in itself a comment
on the times. With a tendency towards the sarcastic, this is essentially a commentary
on the Egyptian society as it stands, touching on the post-revolution political
Islamic atmosphere, the woman’s role in such an arena, and the general distrust
of political leaders of the present and of past decades brought forth by a
newfound wakefulness. The artist calls for the reorganization and recalibration
of all that is and has been considered fact. Stuffed animals are juxtaposed
within most of the scenes; watching the fumbling newscast and roaming the
streets, aimless and carefree they represent the unmotivated and misdirected
facet of the population. Does the
recurring element of clouds capture the calmness and optimism of a daylight
scene or do they capture the fumes and smoke of an ill omen? This exhibition is
informative and highly entertaining, certainly a sign of the times.
Gamal, March 2012)
الممارسات الشعبية رصيدا غنيا من المفاهيم والتجليات التي راكمتها الثقافات
الانسانية على اختلاف مرجعيتها وتنوع معتقداتها , ومازال الانسان المعاصر يلجأ الى
الممارسات الشعبية في كثير من افعاله واقواله ويطورها بتطور الوسائل , واجدها سلاحاً
قوياً تقتل ذاتها باستحداثها وهو سر عبقريتها فهي لا تعترف بالثوابت تنتقد ذاتها
وتدمرها ان شعرت تجاهها بالخطر, وتستسلم لها احيانا متلذذة بسذاجتها واضمحلالها. ولكن بشكل مؤقت فهي لا تشعر
بالنشوة الا بقتلها .
Mar 11, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Artist from Syria NOW
From March 11, 2012 at 7 pm
until March, 29
Gallery is proud to present a group exhibition of dissident Syrian artists who
are currently living and working in Syria, despite the difficult situation.
this exhibition we hope that the already well-known artists will have the
possibility of gaining an even broader international visibility. By selling
their art works they will be financially supporting other independent Syrian
artists who have been deeply affected by the circumstances in their home
Gallery wishes to express its solidarity towards the victims of the Syrian
conflict through this event and offer the public a platform for discussions.
of the Cairo art scene will be able to enjoy a wide spectrum of thechniques,
such as paintings, graphics and drawings, as well as a variety of different
من 11 مارس 2012،
الساعة 7 مساءاً
حتى 29 مارس
فنانون من سوريا الآن
بكل الفخر يقدم لكم جاليرى مشربية
هذا المعرض الجماعى لمجموعة من الفنانين السوريين المعارضين للنظام السورى و
يعملون حالياً فى سوريا بالرغم من صعوبة الموقف الحالى للدولة.
من خلال هذا المعرض نأمل أن تتحقق
امكانية لدى الفنانين المعروفين بالفعل فى اكتساب رؤية عالمية أوسع.
و ذلك عن طريق بيع أعمالهم الفنية
و بعائدها يتم دعم الفنانين المسقلين بسوريا الذين تضرروا بشدة فى ظل الأوضاع
الأخيرة فى وطنهم.
جاليرى مشربية يتمنى أن يعبر بهذا
المعرض عن تضامنه مع ضحايا الأحداث فى سوريا و أن يكون بمثابة منبر لطرح الموضوع
على الجمهور للنقاش و تبادل الآراء.
متابعى المشهد الفنى بالقاهرة
سيحظون بالإستمتاع بالأطياف الواسعة من التقنيات الفنية من تصوير زيتى، جرافيك، و
رسوم، هذا الى جانب الأنماط و الرؤى الفنية المتنوعة
Feb 12, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
Razor-Sharp Teeth By Ali Abdel Mohsen
Mohsen was born in 1984.
artist, he draws inspiration from the long list of things that make him
miserable, like bad news, conflicts and deterioration.
current solo exhibition, his second after
A Voice from
at Darb 17/18 in 2010
, he states:
my time at the White Heart Villa, I spend my time like money, I shake hands
with invisible hands, I chew my meals with razor-sharp teeth."