Dance photography exhibition

Ahram Online, Tuesday 20 Mar 2012

Using human forms cocooned inside long drapes, Nermine Hammam presents a new exhibition at Safar Khan Gallery, opening on Tuesday 27 March

Nermine Hammam

An exhibition will open on Tuesday, 27 March at Safarkhan Gallery called Anachrony by Nermine Hammam.

According to the press release by Safar Khan, the exhibition features a series of mixed media images that depict anonymous, human forms cocooned inside long, flowing drapes of fabric in a surrealist-inspired landscape of desert and mountains.

The project is a collaborative work with the dancer and choreographer Karima Mansour along with Hamamm's teenage daughter, also a dancer. Hammam directed and photographed the dancers through their free and un-choreographed moves in the desert around Fayoum.

For Hammam, art comes from the unexpected outcomes of human interactions. “Collaboration is the answer; it is all that stands between us and the void,” she says in the press release.

Anachrony is the artist’s response to an earlier series of photographic works, Metanoia, created in 2010.

18 April
Safar Khan Gallery
6, Brazil St., Zamalek, Cairo
Monday - Saturday 10:00am-1.30pm, 5:00-9:00pm
Closed Sundays

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