Egyptian artist and illustrator Amro Okacha and Swiss artists Olivier Gschwend and Anthony Martins de Macedo will be displaying a collection of their work in a joint effort in Darb 1718. 'Hidden Chimeras' will feature paintings by Okacha, photography by Gschwend and poetry by de Macedo.
Okacha's work, a project titled '1765.8 Miles in a Point," explores the day-to-day similarities in the lives of an Egyptian and a Swiss and the merging aspects of the two different societies that they both inhabit.
Gschwend, meanwhile, attempts to express himself through a series of photographs depicting artists who are themselves trying to express their own feelings in their artwork, through "Surrgoate Language."
De Macedo's poetry will be featured as a part of the opening night performance, 'PODY', a half-hour poetry-painting performance reflecting the shock, disenchantment and brutality he experienced while discovering Cairo.
Saturday, 18 January at 7pm - Friday, 31 January
Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Center
Qasr Al-Shamee' Street, Al-Fakhareen – Old Cairo
(Behind the Hanging Church and Amr Ibn Al-As Mosque)