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Identities at Mashrabia Gallery

A new exhibition by German artists questions the nature of identity

Ahram Online, Monday 12 Dec 2011
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On Sunday, December 18, a new exhibition entitled Identities will open at Mashrabia Gallery in downtown Cairo.

The exhibition features works by three artists from Hamburg, Germany: Gabriela Goronzy, Thomas Kleine and Ilka Volger.

The artists ask questions about forms and definitions of identity.

Is identity a result of family, nation, culture, religion, language, gender?

Is identity a process of longlife learning, of interaction and communication?

Is it possible to step beyond these boundaries, to free yourself from them?

The elementary question "who am I?", the search for identity, the self-awareness, the reflection, the desire to present oneself (e.g. on Facebook) and stereotypes are expressed and marked by different artistic techniques: drawing, painting, monotype, texts, photo cut-outs and papercuttings.

The exhibition opens on Sunday 18 December at 7pm and will run until 12 January 2012.

Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

8 Champolion Street, Downtown, Cairo

Opening hours: Daily from 11am to 8pm except Fridays.

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