SMFA “Histories of Now” Exhibition


The School of the Museum of Fine Arts presents:

Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo

January 18–March 17, 2012

Featuring the works of:

Mohamed Abla, Ahmed Basiony, Hala Elkoussy, Shady El Noshokaty, Sabah Naim, Moataz Nasr

Opening during the one year anniversary of the first mass protests in Tahrir Square, “Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo” brings together work by some of the most inspiring and influential video and new media artists working in Egypt today, including a multi-channel video installation by the late Ahmed Basiony featured in the Egyptian Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale.

This exhibition is an intimate investigation of the complex social framework and collective formal engagements currently being explored by Egyptian artists. With many of these artists exhibiting in the northeast region of the United States for the first time, “Histories of Now” introduces viewers to the diversity of voices, concerns and approaches—both material and conceptual—found in today’s Cairo; six artists presenting six contrasting visions, united only by context, creative discipline and geographic proximity.

January 23, 6–8 pm
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Opening Reception (Free)

January 25, 6:30 pm
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Deborah and Martin Hale Visiting Artist Lecture: Contemporary Art and the New Egyptian Identity, a multimedia lecture and performance with Shady El Noshokaty. ($15, MFA members, students, seniors; $18, non-members)

SMFA Histories of Now Flier

For more information, click HERE

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