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Art Alert: Photography exhibition by French artist Marion Arzel at Cairo's Artellewa

Arzel is the current artist-in-residence at Artellewa Art Space

Ahram Online , Monday 17 Oct 2016
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Based in Lyon, Marion Arzel studied art and literature and in her work looks at the relationship between literature and photography and seeks to create dialogue between images (Photo: Event's Facebook page)
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A photography exhibition by French artist Marion Arzel is scheduled to open at Artellewa Art Space on Tuesday 25 October.

Arzel is Artellewa's current artist in residence. Based in Lyon, she studied art and literature, and her work looks at the relationship between literature and photography and seeks to create dialogue between images.

During her time at Artellewa, Arzel has been driven by an interest in French artist Bernard Guillot's work in Egypt.

Artellewa's event description on Facebook quotes Arzel as saying, "Discovering the city, and especially Ard El-Lewa, has raised important photographic questions for me. In my images, I tried to render glimpses of the dense quality of Cairo’s environment and its informal dimension. It led me to set the first steps of a reflexion about what is brought to the sight and what remains unseen within the frame of a camera."

Arzel is also co-directing a workshop alongside Hamdy Reda, artist and founder of Artellewa, on medium format photography.

The workshop started on 14 October and runs until 22 October. The resulting works by the workshop participants will be presented on the opening day of Arzel's exhibition, and will also be displayed for one day at Artellewa's Library.

Programme:
Tuesday 25 October, 12 pm
Al-Dokkan, Artellewa, 19 Mohamed Ali El Eseary Street, Ard El-Lewa, Cairo

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