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Modernist Indignation: Two architects on the forgotten legacy of Sayed Karim
Mai Elwakil | Discussing visionary Egyptian architect Sayed Karim and an award-winning exhibition of his work
Huda Lutfi creates a captivating world of silence in AUC show
Sara Elkamel | Instead of the outside world of Cairo, we’re seeing the inside world of Huda.
An intricate amalgam of love, sex and politics: Nobody Mourns the City’s Cats
Six stories about love and loss against the backdrop of a failed revolution
50th Cairo International Book Fair: New and improved?
Mostafa Mohie | I was curious to see what would change after the book fair was moved to a new, more remote location
A history of petro-modernism in the Middle East: Crude
Mai Elwakil | A show featuring contemporary artwork that engages with the oil industry’s vast, messy archive
Impatient nostalgia: The far-reaching and the familiar in Basim Magdy’s Gypsum show
Ash Moniz | In this show with his artist father, Basim Magdy looks at the world as if it is already history.
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Poem: Tahrir
Jehan Bseiso | It means one day we will set ourselves free.
Which battle has EXT. Night chosen to fight?
Ahmed Refaat | How does class factor into the cinema industry, and how does it reflect in the resulting films?
 
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