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PROGRAMME: Talks and screenings of A Guest Without A Host Is A Ghost

A Guest Without A Host Is A Ghost, a visual arts project that takes the absence of public or private contemporary artwork collections in Egypt as its starting point, kicks off its dynamic public programme

Ahram Online, Thursday 5 Jun 2014
John Mennick – Starring Sigmund Freud (2012, 28 min)
Still from John Mennick – Starring Sigmund Freud (2012, 28 min)
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A Guest Without a Host Is a Ghost is a visual arts project that takes the absence of public or private contemporary artwork collections in Egypt as its starting point.

Spread out across three venues -- the Contemporary Image Collective (CIC), Townhouse and Beirut -- the exhibition opened during the first week of May. As part of the project's dynamic public programme, film works by Eric Baudelaire, Julien Crépieux, John Menick and Melvin Moti will be presented to audiences from 2 to 18 June at Townhouse, Beirut, the CIC and the Institut Français in Mounira. A series of talks will also be ongoing throughout June.

Beirut, an art space co-founded by Sarah Rifky and Jens Maier-Rothe in May 2012, imagines the fictional presence of such contemporary art collections with this year-long project.

Thirty artworks borrowed from the Kadist Art Foundation (Paris, San Francisco), an interdisciplinary institution with a growing contemporary art collection, have taken up residence in Cairo from May 2014 to April 2015. Described by Beirut as a "temporary guest to the city," this miniature collection will appear in various shows and events across Cairo, realised in collaboration with the CIC, Townhouse, Institut Français d'Égypte au Caire, Gypsum Gallery, ArtTalks, Goethe Institut, Cimatheque, and the public.

Programme:

Townhouse Library
10 Al-Nabarawy St, off Champollion St, Downtown, Cairo

11 June, 8pm

Starring Sigmund Freud (2012)
Director: John Mennick
Running time: 28 minutes
Screening will be preceded by a conversation between Ania Szremski and a surprise guest.

14 June, 8pm

Collectors’ Favourites (1994)
Director: Jennifer Bornstein
Running time: 21 minutes
A conversation between Amgad Naguib and Ania Szremski about the notion of collecting will precede the screening.

Beirut
11 Road 12, Mahmoud Sedky St, off Shaheen St, Agouza, Cairo

8 June, 8pm

Anneka Lenssen, Sarah Rifky and invited guests share their notes on works in the exhibition at Beirut.

9 June, 8pm

The Ugly One (2013)
Director: Eric Baudelaire
Running time: 101 minutes
Introduction by Lotta Schäfer.

Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
22 Abdel-Khaleq Tharwat St, 4th Floor, Downtown, Cairo

10 June, 8pm

The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi, and 27 Years without Images (2011)
Director: Eric Baudelaire
Running time: 66 minutes
Introduction by Lotta Schäfer.

17 June, 8pm

The Ugly One (2013)
Director: Eric Baudelaire
Running time: 101 minutes
Introduction by Lotta Schäfer.

Institut Français, Mounira
1 Madraset Al-Hoqouq Al-Ferensiya St, off Qasr Al-Eini St, Mounira, Cairo

12 June, 8pm

France, Détours, Episode 2: This line is your path (2011)
Director: Frédéric Moser and Philippe Schwinger
Running time: 53 minutes
Introduction by Beirut.

16 June, 8pm

The Prisoner’s Cinema (2008)
Director: Melvin Moti
Running time: 22 minutes

Julien Crépieux (2012)
Director: Microfilm
Running time: 77 minutes



There will be a closing ceremony at Beirut on 18 June, 8pm.

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