The brand new arts space 6 Contemporary Arts in Zamalek kicks off in mid-October with an exhibition entitled 'Domestic Relations: The Couch Series', featuring works by contemporary Egyptian artist Eman Abdou and curated by Aida Eltorie.
The exhibition, which was sparked by the protests of 2011, carries political undertones in its attempt to represent objects found in Egyptian homes, such as the beloved couch, as a force that watches over change, both in the individuals it carries and the political arena at large.
“It is in Abdou's Domestic Relations, does she dare to initiate an exploration into her own personal renderings of an emotional state to collective uncertainties,” writes Eltorie in her curator statement. “The couch, a silent participant in the household, hosts the attempts of rest or continuous redundancy, and through its collectivity does it reveal the powers of a silenced voice.”
From Monday, 15 October at 7pm until 11 November
6 Salah El-Din St., Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt, 11211
Opening hours: 10:30am - 9pm (except Fridays)
From / Ahram Online