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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
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.
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.
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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