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Art Alert: Artist Hassan Khan in focus in Alexandria

Four days of Hassan Khan’s multidisciplinary work organised by Alexandria’s Gudran Association for Art and Development

Ahram Online , Monday 22 Feb 2016
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Hassan Khan performing at 100live Electronic Music Festival (Photo: Still from video)
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A four-day programme titled Three Attempts to Approach Hassan Khan takes an in-depth look into the works of the artist, musician and writer.

Taking place between 25 and 29 February, each day will focus on one of Khan’s projects in an “attempt to approach and engage with [his] diverse artistic & intellectual practice,” according to the event’s statement.

The first day will tackle Khan’s recent music project titled Phone Tone Generator and Pedals, where he uses contact mics, a cell phone, a mixer and pedals in his live improv performance.

The second day will feature a discussion of Khan’s essays, centring on "The Corrupt Intellectual" as a central figure within the workings of the modern state; while the following day will screen his 2012 film Blind Ambition, which includes nine episodes of phone-footage shot in public spaces. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A session.

The last day of the programme will be a discussion of his work The Nineties from Another Perspective that touches upon Khan’s practices as a student.


Programme:

Thursday 25 February, 7pm: Hassan Khan Live: Phone Tone Generator & Pedals
El-Cabina, 11 San Saba Street, behind Cinema Rialto, Mahatet Raml, Alexandria

Friday 26 February, 7pm: Discussing The Corrupt Intellectual
El-Cabina, 11 San Saba Street, behind Cinema Rialto, Mahatet Raml, Alexandria

Saturday 27 February, 7pm: Screening of Blind Ambition
Wekalet Behna, 1 El Kenisa El-Marounia Street, Orabi Sqaure, El-Mansheya, Alexandia

Monday 29 February, 7pm: Nineties … from another perspective
El-Cabina, 11 San Saba Street, behind Cinema Rialto, Mahatet Raml, Alexandria

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