TOPIC contemporary art
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AUC students merge politics and play in graphic design exhibition
Farida Hussein | The program has recently been placing increased emphasis on conceptual thinking.
An address between trace and proposition: On Gypsum Gallery’s latest group show
Ash Moniz | The show emphasized intimate spaces, homes and habitats
The end of revolution, the return of nostalgia: Hany Rashed’s Baba Museum
Sara Elkamel | “Nostalgia has returned, stronger than ever,” Rashed tells me.
On Farouk Wahba’s atelier: Chronicle of a mentor and his students
Ali Hussein Al Adawy | Alexandrian artist Farouk Wahba created a contemporary art movement which still echoes today
Binaries in music writing: Gender as a way out
Maha ElNabawi | Are we meant to discuss music solely through aesthetic critique or are we meant to contextualize it?
The privileged, violent stunt that is the Venice Biennale boat project
Alexandra Stock | Artist Christoph Büchel’s project, Barca Nostra, brought the hull of a fishing boat to the biennale
The Giza Zoo as colonial archive
Sara Elkamel | Bryony Dunne spotlights the establishment’s layered history in Istanbul show
Amal Kenawy’s layered artistic process uncovered in Frozen Memory
Mai Elwakil | The show, which runs until Jan. 19, takes the artist’s creative process as its organizing principle
The Open Secret
Ismail Fayed | Ismail Fayed offers notes on this year’s Joburg Art Fair
 
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Opinion
Yasmine Zohdi
What we talk about when we talk about trees
We are left with two choices: to withdraw entirely or to talk about trees. How do we create a third?