The opening of the exhibition "Journey Around My Living Room" by Hala Elkoussy will take place on Thursday 9 May 2013, at 7:00 PM at Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Arts in Downtown Cairo.
This project by Hala Elkoussy borrows its title from the book "Journey Around My Bedroom" by Xavier De Maistre in which the author undertakes a journey of two weeks in his own bedroom and proceeds to describe it as if he has never seen it before.
In spring and summer of 2012, Elkoussy went back to her beginnings as a street photographer. She photographed every day in her neighbourhood of Downtown Cairo; her interest being in the mundane, the banal, the here and now with its wealth of small traces and the gaps that don't offer unilateral meaning. The resulting installation on offer in this exhibition offers visual indices for the larger context, a detailed portrait of a city in waiting.
The exhibition runs until June 4 2013, daily except Fridays, from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Mashrabia Gallery: 8, Champollion St., Downtown, Cairo
Phone: +202 25784494