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Egyptian artist Ahmed Badry's work acquired by Les Abattoirs museum, France

Badry's work was first exhibited at the Cairo International Biennale in 2019 where it won one of the major prizes

Ahram Online , Sunday 14 Jun 2020
Various Names for a Provisionary that Lasts
Various Names for a Provisionary that Lasts (2019) by Ahmed Badry
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Les Abattoirs, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Toulouse, France, has acquired a sculpture by young Egyptian artist Ahmed Badry for its collection.

Titled 'Various Names for a Provisionary that Last,' the work has been previously exhibited during the Cairo International Biennale in 2019 where it won one of the major prizes.

Graduate from the Helwan University, Faculty of Art Education, Cairo (2003), Badry‘s artistic practice focuses on his interest in collective visual memory.

"Departing from his own memory, he looks for signs and pictures in private and public spaces that are part of day to day life and are by no means perceived as creative, cultural elements," Badry's website reveals.

Badry's work has been exhibited in Egypt and internationally in Switzerland, the UK, Germany, France, Algeria and Lebanon, among other locations.

The artist has attended a number of international artistic residencies, in Paris, Rome and London.

Founded in 2000 in France's southernmost Occitanie region, Les Abattoirs is a modern and contemporary art museum that promotes innovation and research in contemporary art.

"Les Abattoirs is a fusion between what were three separate structures; the former museums of modern and contemporary art, and the FRAC (Fonds régional d'art contemporain de la region — Regional Contemporary Art Holdings). There are now over 4,000 works in our richly layered, international collection which has been immeasurably enriched and expanded by donations from private collections (notably Anthony Denney and Daniel Cordier)," the museum website reads.

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