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Programme: All events within Cairo's Something Else - Off Biennale

The exhibition surrounded by talks, workshops, performances, and film screenings will take place in the different venues of the Off-Biennale

Ahram Online , Wednesday 24 Oct 2018
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The second edition of Something Else, an off-Biennale group show, will take place at Darb 1718 starting 1 November and will run for 45 days.

The show is curated by Simon Nijami, with artistic direction from Moataz Nasr, and will include over 90 artists from Egypt and around the world.

Three different openings on three days in a row at the different venues of the festival. on 1 November the opening will take place at Darb 1718, followed by an opening night at 6 Nabarawy Street and 29 Hoda Shaarawy Street on November 2. The final opening on 3 November will be held at 42 Abdel Khalek Tharwat.

Alongside the visual art exhibition running through 45 days, this year's programme will present over 10 international and Egyptian performances, including two from Egypt Aysha by Dalia Kholeif which premiered at D-CAF earlier this year, and a playback theatre performance by Dawar Troupe.

Film lovers can expect film screenings from different corners of the world, which will be screened at Darb 1718 as well as several partnering culture institutions such as Balassi Institute, and Goethe Institute.

Similar to the previous edition of Something Else, a series of talks by educators, art experts and artists will create a conducive environment for discussions and critical thinking. Attendees can also join one of the workshops of the festival, which will range from art talks, and art practices, and more.

Programme:

Tuesday October 30

8pm
Performance: Aysha - Dalia Kholeif (Egypt)
At Jesuit Nahda Center

Thursday 1 November

7.30pm
Performance: Weight Duvet , Alva Willemark (Sweden)
At Darb1718

Performance: [U = U] or [undetectable = untransmittable], Vinicius Couto (Brazil)
At Darb1718

8pm
Performance: Coton Tige – Anna Mapoubi (France)
At Darb1718

Performance: Balance & Race - Manohar Chiluveru (India)
At Darb 1718

Friday 2 November

3pm
Talk: Panel discussion with Simon Njami, Hazem El Mestekawy, Yasser Mongy and Haytham Nawar
At Darb 1718

8pm
Performance: “What is thing called an archive, really?” - Hanna Wildow (Sweden)
At Hoda Shaarawy

8pm
Collective Painting - Manohar Chiluveru (India)
Performance
At Hoda Sharaawy

8.30pm
Performance: BA BA IAGA - Bodies in motion- Katharina Loekenhoff and Sophia Loekenhoff (Germany)
At Hoda Shaarawy

Saturday 3 November

5pm
Performance: CRETA & Malazy - My Peaceful Space – Maristella Martella (Italy)
At Darb 1718

7pm
Talk: Art Talk with Adel Abidin (Iraq)
At Goethe Institute Dokki

8pm
Performance: Breach - Céline Burnand, Aly Khamees, Kanny Abdallah, Mohand Qader and Mohamed Bonga (Switzerland / Egypt)
At Goethe Institute (Dokki)

Sunday 4 November

12pm - 3pm
Workshop: “While waiting for something to change (we) are having fun”
workshop + installation with Lisa Batacchi (US/Italy)
4,5,6 November at Darb 1718

7pm
Talk: How Islamic Art can be used as dialogue in Contemporary Art - Adriana Czernin (Austria)
At Darb 1718

8pm
Talk: Art Talk with Curator Valentina Levy (Italy)
At Darb 1718

9pm
Talk: Improvisation" in artistic practices: is there such a thing? - Faisal Samra (Saudi Arabia)
At Darb 1718

Monday 5 November

12pm - 3pm
Workshop: “While waiting for something to change (we) are having fun”
workshop + installation with Lisa Batacchi (US/Italy)
4,5,6 November at Darb 1718

7.30pm
Talk: Dinosaurs, the very, very big lie - Artist talk by Karem Ibrahim
At Darb 1718

Tuesday 6 November

12pm - 3pm
Workshop: “While waiting for something to change (we) are having fun”
workshop + installation with Lisa Batacchi (US/Italy)
4,5,6 November at Darb 1718

8pm
Talk: The moment of the great shift - Art talk with Shady El-Noshakaty
At ArtTalks

Wednesday 7 November

7.30pm
Performance: Rapai Geleng dance - Indonesian performance (Indonesia)
At Darb 1718

Film: "Aisyah, Let Us Become Family", 2016 - Herwin Novianto (Indonesia)
At Darb 1718

Saturday 8 November

2pm - 5pm
Workshop: Sheila Zago (Brazil)
At Darb 1718

Saturday 10 November

11am to 5pm
Workshop: Lambe-Lambe: the Brazilian paste art by Alberto Pereira
At Ezbet Khairallah

Sunday 11 and Monday 12 November

3pm to 6pm
Workshop: Wall Painting by Amaro Abreu (Brazil)
At Ezbet Khairallah

Wednesday 14 November

6pm - 7.30pm
Workshop: Conceptual Art Practices, by Rodeina Fouad (Egypt)
14 and 17 November at Darb 1718

7pm to 9pm
Workshop: Grant-writing for Artists Ati Metwaly (Egypt)
At Darb 1718

Saturday 17 November

6pm - 7.30pm
Workshop: Conceptual Art Practices, by Rodeina Fouad (Egypt)
14 and 17 November at Darb 1718

Monday 19 November

7pm
Film: "Laurence Anyways", 2013 – Xavier Dolan (Canada)
At French Institute (Mounira)

Tuesday 20 November

8pm
Film: Frozen May, directed by Péter Lichter
At Balassi Institute

Wednesday 21 November

8pm
Talk: Private Museums in Egypt - Great Potential, Even Greater Challenges – Yasmine El Dorghamy (RAWI), Fatenn Mostafa Kanafani (ArtTalks), Nadim Elias (Sahara Printing Co.), Basel Dalloul (Noor Group)
At ArtTalks (Zamalek)

Thursday 22 November

7.30pm
Performance: Breach - Céline Burnand, Aly Khamees, Kanny Abdallah, Mohand Qader and Mohamed Bonga (Switzerland / Egypt)
At Darb1718

Sunday 25 November

7.30pm
Film: Crossworld, directed by Nur Wahid (Lebanon, 2016)
At Darb 1718

8pm
Film: Kinders, directed by Arash & Arman T. Riahi (Austria, 2016)
At Darb 1718

Friday 2 December

4.30pm
Performance: Playback Theather Performance - Dawar troupe
At Darb 1718

Monday 3 December

7.30pm
Film: Coconut Hero, directed by Florian Cossen (Germany/ Canada, 2014)
At Goethe Institute Dokki

 

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