The Tentmakers Of Islamic Cairo
On April 15th, 2015 I opened my latest exhibition on the tentmakers of khayamiyya, the handcraft district of old Cairo. After exhibiting at Durham last year (info below), I was invited to bring the exhibition to the Brunei Gallery in London. The show remains open till June, the 20th, so plenty of time to visit the 40 colour photographs printed on a A2+ format, alogside the opening one in A0 (huuuuuuuuge ;-)
Above, the night of the opening at the Brunei Gallery on April 2015.
All info here, and the digital version of the catalogue can be downloaded here. Interested in the interactive multimedia platform? Go here.
On March 4th, 2014 I open my new exhibition on the tentmakers of Khayamiyya, one of the handcraft districts of the old Islamic Cairo. I worked in Egypt from October to December 2013 and the result is a selection of 40 colour photographs printed on a A2+ (B2) format. The exhibition opens daily (9.30 - 16.30) at the World Heritage Visitor Centre of Durham until March 30th. Then moves to the Italian Institute of Culture of Brussels (Belgium) where it stays on from the 3rd to the 24th of April 2014. The invitation card be downloaded by from the image above or here.
The web version of the catalogue can be downloaded here.
Behind The Hawza In Front An Image
In 2012 the photographic exhibition BEHIND THE HAWZA IN FRONT AN IMAGE visited the universities of Exeter, Oxford and Durham, and eventually was presented at the British Museum in June.
The 2013 'tour' started on April 18 at the Brunei Gallery in front of SOAS in Russell Square, London. Here the press release to download with all the infos. Below the invitation leaflet and images of the opening in Durham and London. I am so excited that the exhibition at SOAS was visited by more than 10,000 people in less than two months. Thanks you all. The year ended with the show at the Royal Asiatic Society of London where it stayed on display from September to January 2014.
The exhibition is the result of two different fieldworks in Syria and Bahrain I conducted as part of my PhD research on processes of photographic signification and wider politics of representation. A completed version of the photoreportage can be viewed in the photographic section.
My theoretical research will be online as soon as I understand how to deal with copyright issue ;-)
All info about the exhibition is in the below leaflet downloadable by right clicking the image. For any further info, please do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi (center) at the exhibition opening at Durham University - April, 13 2012 © University of Durham 2012