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MOHAMED ABOUELNAGA

MOHAMED ABOUELNAGA

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Artista visivo, ha esposto in diverse mostre personali sia in Egitto che all’estero, proponendo opere pittoriche, video e installazioni. Abouelnaga ha rappresentato l’Egitto alla Biennale di Venezia nel 2002 ed ha ricevuto il Primo Premio della Biennale di Alessandria (Egitto), nel 2001. Le mostre più recenti: “Exile”, Art Centre de SilkeBorgBad (Danimarca), 2009 - “Building Bridges”, Art Center de Mexico,  2011 - “Egyptian Art”, Gallery Art Space (Dubai) - “African Art", Mojo Gallery (Dubai), 2013 - “Hay Carriers”, Markheya Gallery, Doha (Qatar), 2013 - “Soad Hosny”, Duke Gallery, Londra, 2013. Recentemente ha ricevuto il primo premio per il video d’arte Cairo 11 presentato al Danube Video Art Festival in Austria.

A multidisciplinary visual artist, he has had several solo shows in Egypt and around the world, suing the media of painting, video and installations. Abouelnaga also represented Egypt in the Venice Biennial 2002 and was awarded first prize for his work at the Alexandria Biennial in 2001. Recent exhibitions have also included “Exile” at the Art Centre SilkeBorgBad (Denmark) 2009, “Building Bridges”, at the Art Center, Mexico (2011, “Egyptian Art”, Gallery Art Space, Dubai, “African Art Mojo Gallery, Dubai (2013),  “Hay Carriers” at Markheya Gallery, Doha (2013) and “Soad Hosny” at the Duke Gallery London in 2013. He recently won first prize for his Video Art Cairo 11 at the Danube Video Art Festival in Austria.

Statement “Cairo 11”

L’artista Mohamed Abouelnaga, partendo dal lungometraggio narrativo Cairo 30 (1966) scritto dal romanziere premio Nobel egiziano Naguib Mahfouz per denunciare la corruzione sociale e i compromessi tra i membri dell'élite dell’epoca, ha ri-editato alcune scene di questo classico attraverso nuove sequenze, da lui filmate e realizzate in dissolvenza, di Piazza Tahrir e dei murales che narrano la rivoluzione egiziana del 25 gennaio 2011, sfruttando la narrazione originale del lungometraggio come  voce narrante.

The full-length narrative film Cairo 30 (1966) was written by the late Egyptian Nobel Prize winner novelist Naguib Mahfouz to shine a light on social corruption and compromises made by the élite for the achieving of their ends. The artist Mohamed Abouelnaga re-edits scenes from the classic film, juxtaposing and fading it in and out with his own footage from Tahrir Square, with background murals telling the story of the Egyptian revolution of January 25, 2011. The dialogue of the classic original film becomes the narrative for the events of January 25.


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