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Art Alert: Exhibition at Cairo's Townhouse tackles desire and body image

A solo multimedia show by Egyptian artist Doa Aly, inspired by Ovid's famous poem 'Metamorphoses,' to open on Tuesday at Cairo's Townhouse Gallery

Ahram Online, Wednesday 8 May 2013
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A multimedia project featuring a video series, drawings, sculpture and collage created by Egyptian artist Doa Aly in the past three years will debut at downtown Cairo's Townhouse Gallery on Tuesday.

The exhibition, entitled "Desire, Deceit, and Difficult Deliveries," is based on four characters from the Roman poem "Metamorphoses" by Ovid: Narcissus, Hermaphroditus, Byblis and Myrrah.

"The selected stories tell of unrequited passions which radically transform these characters; their bodies change while their obsessive longing persists, eternal," according to Townhouse.

Doa Aly is an emerging Egyptian artist who has participated in various collective shows and festivals, including the Dakar Biennial, Senegal (2006, 2007), In Focus exhibition at London's Tate Modern (2007), and the Istanbul Biennial (2009), among others.

Wednesday, 15 May to 5 June
Townhouse Art Gallery
10 Nabrawy Street, off Champollion Street, Downtown, Cairo

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