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Art Alert: Week-long homage to French film critic Serge Daney

For a week The French Institute in Cairo and Cimathque will offer films, publications, and discussions on Serge Daney's work

Ahram Online , Monday 3 Apr 2017
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Serge Daney (Photo: part of promotional material on the Facebook event)
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The French Institute in Cairo and Cimatheque present a homage and retrospective for the French film and television critic Serge Daney, running between 9 and 12 April.

Daney, who died in 1992, was an influential film critic, who went on to develop ‘television criticism, and personal theories of the image.

His theory on the moving image highly influenced the direction of the tenth Documenta exhibition in 1997, one of the most important international contemporary art exhibitions.

He was the subject of a number of documentaries between 1987 and 1994, and also hosted hosted a weekly broadcast on France-Culture radio station called Microfilms between 1985 and 1990.

He published four books in his lifetime that held collections of his articles.

Daney's work is less known outside France and Europe film circles to a large extent because it hasn’t been widely translated.

Under the direction of Egyptian film critic Aly Hussein El-Adawy, the week will include a number of film screenings, discussions and publications all centered on the work of Daney.

Film screenings will take place daily between 9 and 12 April
At 4pm at Cimatheque, 19A Adly St., 5th floor, Downtown, Cairo
At 7pm at The French Institute in Cairo, Madrasset El-Hoqooq St., El-Mounira, Cairo

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