Egyptian artists tackle question of 'Identity' in Hamburg exhibition

Ahram Online, Wednesday 31 Oct 2012

'Identity' inter-cultural exhibition at ART-NAH gallery, Germany, presents diverse works exploring the self by three Egyptian artists: Shayma Kamel, Hany Rashed and Ali Abdel-Mohsen

Identity at Hamburg

ART-NAH gallery in Hamburg, Germany, is currently featuring the works of three prominent young Egyptian artists Shayma Kamel (b.1980)  Hany Rashed (b.1975) and Ali Abdel-Mohsen (b.1984) in an exhibition entitled Identity, which tackles the questions of the self and how it is shaped by family, national ,culture, religion and language.

Complemented by the works of German artists Gabriela Goronzy, Thomas Kleine and Ilka Vogler, the project presents Kamel's collage on fabric, Rashed's paintings and Abdel-Mohsen's mixed media drawings.

The intercultural exhibition aims to answer the question “Who am I?” from different cultural perspectives. One of the questions raised is whether identity is a process of a lifetime of learning, interaction and communication? Or is it possible to step beyond these boundaries and free yourself from them?

The search for identity is expressed through various artistic mediums in the collection of works and was previously exhibited at Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art in downtown Cairo early this year.


Identity runs through 17 November at the KUNST-NAH Gallery
Great Mountain Road 160
22767 Hamburg (Altona Altstadt)


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