TOPIC contemporary art
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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
Submerged: The first exhibition in CIC’s new space skims the surface of water as a subject
Sara Elkamel | Sara Elkamel reviews the first exhibition held at the Contemporary Image Collective’s new space
Hijacking the contemporary
Ismail Fayed | Ismail Fayed reflects on Egyptian artist Imane Ibrahim’s first solo show at Townhouse
 
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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?