Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art invites you to attend the opening of the exhibition "Rhino Story", paintings by Ahmed Sabry based on the book by Mohamed Abdelkarim, on Sunday, June 9 2013, at 7: 00 PM.
"If the world is divided between the totalitarian attack of progressive ideas and the defensive reactionism of traditional ideas, then enlightenment would lie in the creation of absurdity itself." (Mohamed Abdelkarim)
The Rhino story was written by Mohamed Abdelkarim during his study in Beirut/Lebanon in 2012.
He is now working on publishing a book that would include this story along with other narratives in addition to some painted pictures. This book will be presented during the exhibition.
“A hexagonal box, a blue wig and a spiral medal,the rhino is trying to keep that heritage from tampering, while the people are eagerly awaiting rhino appearance, but can they recognize the expected one?”
The anecdotal texts or narratives are the main pillars on which Ahmed Sabry decided to create this narrative collection of "The Rhino Story" as a kind of visual narratives with symbolic logic. The visual narrative structure may surpass the limits of the written scene, so the story doesn't necessarily mean the literal given meaning whether on the surface level or the symbolic level, hence, it can be said that the hermeneutical construction of the text is completed and fully delivered.
The exhibition runs until July 4, 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.