Cairoscape – Images, Imagination and Imaginary of a Contemporary Mega City

Cairoscape – Images, Imagination and Imaginary of a Contemporary Mega City offers insights into the dynamics of contemporary art and culture in Egypt. Taking the Arab-African megalopolis of Cairo as a starting point, Cairoscape proposes a different way of looking at modern cities and at the phenomenon of contemporary urbanization and translocality. The book functions both as documentation of the project and as a reader. The first section focuses on the exhibition, with information on the art works and interviews with the artists. The second section is a compilation of essays and other contributions on urbanism, media criticism, image politics and art and culture in Egypt and the Middle East. With contributions by: Mona Abaza, Doa Aly, Gilles Aubry, Claudia Basrawi, Nermine El Ansari, Sherif El Azma, Hala Elkoussy, Rana El Nemr, Shady El Noshokaty, Haytham El Wardany, Ulrike Freitag, Maia Gusberti, Khaled Hafez, Sonja Hegasy, Hermann Huber, Iman Issa, Ahmed Khaled, Hassan Khan, Susanne Kriemann, Maha Maamoun, Hany Rashed, Christoph Oertli, Samuli Schielke, Katarina Ševi?, Randa Shaath, Sascha Thoma, Achim von Oppen, Ben Wittner, Nora Younis

Text: Sorbello Marina, Basrawy Claudia et al. cm 14×21; pp. 248; paperback. Publisher: Argobooks, Berlin, 2009.

ISBN: 9783981255218| 3981255216

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Cairoscape – Images, Imagination and Imaginary of a Contemporary Mega City offers insights into the dynamics of contemporary art and culture in Egypt. Taking the Arab-African megalopolis of Cairo as a starting point, Cairoscape proposes a different way of looking at modern cities and at the phenomenon of contemporary urbanization and translocality. The book functions both as documentation of the project and as a reader. The first section focuses on the exhibition, with information on the art works and interviews with the artists. The second section is a compilation of essays and other contributions on urbanism, media criticism, image politics and art and culture in Egypt and the Middle East. With contributions by: Mona Abaza, Doa Aly, Gilles Aubry, Claudia Basrawi, Nermine El Ansari, Sherif El Azma, Hala Elkoussy, Rana El Nemr, Shady El Noshokaty, Haytham El Wardany, Ulrike Freitag, Maia Gusberti, Khaled Hafez, Sonja Hegasy, Hermann Huber, Iman Issa, Ahmed Khaled, Hassan Khan, Susanne Kriemann, Maha Maamoun, Hany Rashed, Christoph Oertli, Samuli Schielke, Katarina Ševi?, Randa Shaath, Sascha Thoma, Achim von Oppen, Ben Wittner, Nora Younis

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