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Art Alert: Living Units international group art exhibition to open in Cairo's El-Gezira Art Center

The exhibition is curated by artist Lina Osama, with this year's theme being Recessive Genes

Ahram Online , Thursday 11 Jan 2018
Living Units 2 exhibition (Photo: part of promotional material)
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The second edition of Living Units, an touring international multimedia art exhibition, will open on 17 January at Cairo's El-Gezira Art Center.

Living Units is a multicultural project with the aim to combat the “racism, fear of the other, stereotypes and prejudices” and connect people and cultures together, according to their Facebook page.

The project is a collaboration between Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism, the Austrian Cultural Forum in Cairo, The Serbian Embassy and Go Art Projects Gallery in Romania, among other art organizations.

Egyptian artist Lina Osama is the curator of both this and the previous edition; Mhanny Yaoud is co-curator.

This year’s theme is Recessive Genes.

The exhibition will showcase a total of 11 artists, 6 of whom are Egyptian: Osama Abdel Moneim, Alshaimaa Darwish, Abdelsalam Salem, Lina Osama, Mhanny Yaoud and Heba Khalifa.

The international artists hail from Italy, Cyprus, Morocco, Austria, and Romania: Aurora Avvantaggiato, Ipek Denizli, Abdelaziz Lourhraz, Michael Heindl, and Julia Morcov.

The 2016 first edition of the exhibition featured 8 artists: four from Egypt, and the rest from Austria and Romania.

The exhibition opens Wednesday 17 January at 7pm, and runs till 31 January.
El-Gezira Art Center, 1 Sheikh El-Marsafy St., Next to The Marriot Hotel, Zamalek, Cairo
Open daily from 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm

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