Bigindicator

Contstructions and Hidden Monsters

Event  |  Reviews  |  Comments
2
Contstructions and Hidden Monsters

6 El Nabrawy Street
Downtown Cairo
EG
February 15th, 2009 - March 11th, 2009
Opening: February 15th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.thetownhousegallery.com
COUNTRY:  
Egypt
EMAIL:  
info@thetownhousegallery.com
PHONE:  
(+202) 2576 80 86
OPEN HOURS:  
Sat-Wed 12-9
TAGS:  
installation

DESCRIPTION

In an extensive examination of the city, Nermine el Ansari's sound installation "Constructions II" is an unnerving and surreal sensory experience that features the graphic collision of two city scapes. The show also brings together a selection of the artist's drawings and black and white photography that revolve around the same theme, as well as other ideas that complete a complex narrative tapestry in the exhibition. By re inventing the semiotics of art practice, through El Ansari`s constant questioning of form (which in itself builds its own content that eventually both mirrors and repels the basic subject matter).

From notebook drawings of delicate and orderly rows of houses to massive apartment blocks and the unsettling slum districts of Cairo, the works featured are as meticulous as they are chaotic, and the subject matter as simple as it is psychotic. Rather than a static architectural form devoid of context the city and its buildings are treated as bodies that live, breathe and move.

ArtSlant has shutdown. The website is currently running in a view-only mode to allow archiving of the content.

The website will be permanently closed shortly, so please retrieve any content you wish to save.