Art Alert: Meeting Points 7 exhibition to be held at CIC

Ahram Online, Monday 3 Feb 2014

The Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) hosts a collective exhibition dubbed Meeting Points 7 from 9 February to 8 March, with weekly film screenings in parallel

Meeting Points 7
Rosalind Nashashibi, Still from Carlo’s Vision(2011). (Photo: Courtesy of the artist and LUX, London)

The Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) is hosting a collective show featuring works by a group of Egyptian and international artists, from 9 February to 8 March. Weekly film screenings will be held in parallel to the exhibition.

The collection, Meeting Points 7: Ten Thousand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks, is composed of a series of exhibitions held in seven cities between September 2013 and June 2014.

Inspired by the unfolding social and political transformations in Arab world and the changing shape of capitalism in the world, the exhibitions participate in a global dialogue over politics, economics and culture. Besides Cairo, Meeting Points 7 will be held in Zagreb, Antwerp, Hong Kong, Beirut, Vienna and Moscow.

The exhibition, which was inaugurated in Zagreb's Gallery Nova, appropriates its title from a Frantz Fanon’s 1961 book Wretched of the Earth, which explores Algeria's liberation from French colonial rule.

"Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks forays into interlaced subjects: the role of middle classes today in revolts across different geographies, forms of neo-colonialism, counter-revolution and co-optation, as well as the various strategies employed for countering oppression," reads the press release.

The collection features works by a number of female artists that delve into various social themes approached from geopolitical, critical and gender perspectives.

"As in Zagreb, the exhibition delves into questions of representation, be it national, ethnic, or racial, taking a gendered perspective as a tool that cuts through these concerns," the press release says.

The exhibition features works by Iman Issa, Sanja Iveković, Maryam Jafri, Rajkamal Kahlon, Kayfa ta and Haytham El-Wardany, Jumana Manna, Cecilia Vicuña, Basma Al Sharif, and Rosalind Nashashibi.

Film Screening Programme:
11 and 13 February, 7pm
Simone Fattal

17 and 19 February, 7pm
Edgar Morin & Jean Rouch
Chronicle of a Summer

24 and 26 February, 7pm
Kianoush Ayari
The Newborns

3 and 5 March, 7pm
Marta Popivoda
Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body

The exhibition opens on 9 February and runs until 8 March.
22 Abdel Khaled Tharwat Street, 4th floor, downtown, Cairo

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