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Sunday, March 10, 2013

HALA ABU SHADY Exhibition at the Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art presents "On my Forest Land", an  exhibition of works from Egyptian interdisciplinary artist HALA ABU SHADY. The opening will take place on Sunday March 17, 2013, at 7:00 PM. Exhibition will run until Thursday April 11.

"On my Forest Land" is a complex project in which I am dealing with heritage and social issues deep-rooted in the different societies of the Mediterranean basin as the understanding of religion, homeland, shame and forbidden things, gender, reality and what is behind it.
Further the immense changes and on goings we pass through and the mixed cultural items resulting from it in a fast moving world.
Symbols, pictures and accents of the Egyptian society inspired me, in addition to what I myself heard and saw during the last two years. I used photographs of myself, photos of friends and friends of friends, as well as pictures from Facebook, Twitter and some more specific Middle Eastern media.
Mixing photomontage and sound art in a potentially subversive way, this exhibition aims to show many levels of the so-called "alternative reality".

(Hala Abu Shady, February 2013)

Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
8, Champollion St., Downtown - Cairo
Phone 02 25784494
Mobile 0100 1704554
Opening hours: Daily except Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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