Art Alert: Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art to hold exhibition of late Italian artist Marco Magrini

Ahram Online , Thursday 8 Apr 2021

The exhibition titled 'Happy Islands?' is Magrini's last body of works, created shortly before his recent passing

Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

The Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art will launch a solo exhibition of the work of the late Italian artist Marco Magrini (1945-2021), who spent time in Egypt.

Organised in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute, the exhibition is paying tribute to Magrini and his remarkable artistic journey by showcasing his ‘Happy Islands?’ series.

The exhibition, which will present over 120 works by Magrini, will open on 10 April and continue until 10 May.

“The ‘Happy Islands?’ strongly reflected Magrini’s time in Egypt, particularly in the contrasts between the reds and oranges and the blacks and blues, just like day and night.

Also, in the recurring images of knives, that ‘perch’ on the islands themselves, a constant reminder of an enigmatic cartouche,” read the gallery’s press release.

The Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art is also making sure that the opening is safe for everyone, the inaugural event will span from 12pm to 9pm.


Exhibition opening: Saturday 10 April, between 12pm and 9pm
The exhibition continues until 10 May 2021.
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art, 15 Mahmoud Bassiouny Street, Tahrir Square, Cairo
Opening hours: Daily except Fridays from 11am to 8pm

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