December 23, 2007 - Townhouse Gallery - Cairo Interview Project with Hans Ulrich Obrist
December 23, 2007

Cairo Interview Project with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Photo: Susan Hefuna

Cairo Interview Project
Public Interview
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery, London

Sunday, Dec 24, 2007, 4pm – open

As a continuation of the groundbreaking interview project held in major cities including Stuttgart, London, Kassel, Cagliari, Beijing and Dubai, Hans Ulrich Obrist will visit Egypt from December 24th to the 27th for the Cairo Interview Project, an idea conceived with Susan Hefuna.

The contemporary art scene in Egypt is proving to be one of the most diverse in the region, stimulating both controversy and debate and the interviews will engage a selection of young artists whose works have been internationally recognised. The conversations will take place in the Townhouse Gallery’s Factory space, which opens onto a popular lane in the heart of Downtown Cairo, to engage the widest public audience. At 4 pm on the afternoon of the 24th the Swiss curator will, for 6 to 8 consecutive hours, discuss with the artists both their cultural practice and the context from which their art is derived. Visual artists, curators and film makers will take part in the interviews offering a unique insight into their work and the position of contemporary art as it is played out today. Participants include Lara Baladi, Amal Kenawy, Hassan Khan, Ahmed Khaled, Mona Marzouk, Bassam El Baroni, Mahmoud Khaled, Basim Magdy, Huda Lutfi, Rana El Nemr, Shady El Noshakaty and Susan Hefuna.

Factory space
The Townhouse Gallery

10 Nabrawy Street off Champollion Street
Downtown, Cairo, Egypt
[t] +2 (02) 2576 8086

The Townhouse Gallery

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