RECORDING AGAINST REGIMES Exhibition in Cairo
The video art exhibition/installation, films screening and a public panel discussion that this project involved and that took place in Cairo in March 2013 were part of the programme Revolution Meets the Arts of the European Commission Delegation to Egypt. The objective was to present and compare video art and films generated by political changes in Poland in the 1980s, Germany in the 1990s, and recently in Egypt. Videos and films included in the exhibition illustrated different ways in which the moving image and its perception can be expressions of resistance.
ARCHiNOS initiated the project, designed it, and carried it out in cooperation with WRO Art Center from Wroclaw, Poland. Video art installation and screening of films took place in the Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Centre, and the public discussions that brought together Egyptian participants with European artists and filmmakers were held at the Bayt Sinnari Cultural Centre in Cairo operated by the Alexandria Library. This series of varied events was an important contribution to the cultural life of Cairo and was highly visible.
The project was primarily financed by the European Commission Delegation to Egypt, and supported by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and the Embassies of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland in Cairo.
2012-2013, opening of the main event: 6 March 2013
Project director: Agnieszka Dobrowolska
Curator: Klio Krajewska