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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Contemporary Art from Another Perspective

Pro Helvetia is organizing, in cooperation with Al Gezira Arts Center, the screenings of 3 films from the Swiss Artist Ursula Biemann during the first week of November. The screenings will be followed by lectures and discussions by specialists in political science, economy and history in order to shed light on contemporary art and its relation to other aspects of knowledge.

Contemporary art is considered as an important source of human knowledge in modern societies. It plays a significant role in detecting and revealing contradictions in the society much easier than the rigid rational analysis. Pro Helvetia supports and disseminates contemporary art by starting a series of discussions about its role and relation to other aspects of knowledge through the perspective of specialists in history, political science and economy.

Saturday November 3, 2012 “ERUPLEX”. Lecturer: Mr. Sayed Mahmoud, journalist and historian.

Monday November 5, 2012 “X – MISSION”. Lecturer: Dr. Ezzeldine Choukry Fishere, novelist and professor of political science at AUC.

Wednesday November 7, 2012 “PERFORMING THE BORDER”. Lecturer Mr. Magdi Sobhy, economic analyst.

Screenings start at 7:00 PM, followed by lectures and discussions.
Admission is free.

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