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Art Alert: Performance art by Engy Mohsen at Roznama studio

Ahram Online , Monday 27 Aug 2018
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Engy Mohsen presents 'The act of conversing in a space that remembers' as part of Roznama Studio (Photo: part of promotional material)
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Egyptian artist Engy Mohsen will deliver a performance titled "The Act of Conversing in a Space that Remembers" on Friday and Saturday.

Mohsen created the work as part of Roznama Studio Program, where she is a participant. The seven month program supports a selected number of artists with theoretical and practical exchanges to support the making of new projects.

Her project is based on audience participation, as it sparks a collective debate around what art is, and around the creative process.

"This act tries to stage the production process and put it on display inside the gallery, and it features the experience of its own creation as a core element," the project statement reads.

Mohsen is a multi-disciplinary visual artist holding a BS in Architecture from the German University in Cairo.

She is concerned with participatory art and social experiments. Through these performances, she seeks to raise questions about "whether the production process can proclaim itself as an artwork."

Mohsen has shown her work in group exhibitions in Cairo, Beirut, London and Venice at The Egyptian Pavilion in the Venice Biennale of Architecture.

The Roznama Studio program began in March 2018, and is a collaboration between Medrar for Contemporary Art and The Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF).

Programme:
Friday 31 August, and Saturday 1 September at 6.00pm
29 Hoda Shaarawi St. off Talaat Harb St. - 1st Floor
 

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