Art Alert: 'Lemon jam never killed anyone' group exhibit at Cairo's CIC

Ahram Online , Monday 6 Nov 2017

The exhibition is organised by Studio Khana and features the work of eight young artists in different media

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Lemon jam never killed anyone, group exhibition (Photo: part of promotional material)

The multimedia group exhibition titled 'Lemon jam never killed anyone' will open at Cairo's Contemporary Image Collective on 15 November.

The exhibition is the second held within the Students’ Council Program, a long term educational and research-based project started by Studio Khana for Contemporary Art in 2014 with the aim of supporting young artists' work and actively involving them with the contemporary art scene.

The works of eight participants who completed the program this year will be exhibited at the CIC: Aya Abdelrahman, Aya Turk, Karam Ahmed Ali, Nay Noshy, Noha El-Gharabawy, Samar Samy, Sara Atwa, and Yasmine Abdelaziz.

The media range between video, installation, sound, painting, text, and digital images.

A common theme to the projects is the questioning of one's surroundings.

"The works shown engage with concepts related to education and parental authority and the assumption of 'protection' inherent to them."

The complexity of communication, states of being, and emotions such as loss and isolation are some of the further themes they address.

In creating the individual works, the group engaged with the Lewis Caroll novel Alice in Wonderland, excerpts of which will be exhibited alongside the works.

Among the displayed excerpts will be the following: "Who am I in this world? Ah, that's the great puzzle."

Founded in 2012, Studio Khana is a non-profit artist collective concerned with providing alternative art spaces for young artists and art students and curating exhibitions.

The exhibition opens on 15 November at 7pm and will run till 7 December
Open daily 12 – 9pm, except Fridays
Contemporary Image Collective, 22 Abdelkhalek Tharwat St., Downtown Cairo 

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