Opening Exhibition & Roundtable

The City and the Territory ─ Imagining Cairo and Egypt
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Daniela Keiser “Ar & Or”, STAMPA Galerie Basel 2010

Thursday, 15th March 2018
18:00 hrs – Bayt al Sennari, Cairo
The exhibition can be visited until 25th March (daily from 10:00─18:00 hrs). Admission free.

Accurate portrayal of reality or colonial exoticism and romanticizing orientalism? – How did European photographers capture Egypt on film in the course of the past two centuries after the invention of photography in 1839? And, what about the other way round: How did and do Egyptian photography artists perceive grand Umm el Dunya? What are the differences between the two cultures, what has changed in the course of time and which are the positions today ─ these are the topics which the remarkable exhibition The City and the Territory ─ Imagining Cairo and Egypt will be exploring. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, 18th March at 18:00 hrs at Bayt al Sennari in Cairo and will be inaugurated by H.E. Dr. Mostafa el Fekki, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Exhibition opening at Bayat al Sennari

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Exhibition opening at Bayat al Sennari

Opening speach by Ulrike Nguyen. In the audience: Mostafa el Fekki, Director Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Georg Stillfried, Ambassador Austrian Embassy Cairo, Markus Leitner Ambassador, Embassay of Switzerland in Cairo

Roundtable at Bayat al Sennari in the big moucharabieh. Opening words by Ulrike Nguyen, Director Austrian Cultural Forum. Indroduction and discussion with: Ahmad al Bindari (Moderation), Harald Stühlinger, Heba Farid, Uwe Schögl

Exhibition, curated by Uwe Schögl and Harald Stühlinger

Exhibition, curated by Uwe Schögl and Harald Stühlinger

Opening speach by Uwe Schögl

Exhibition opening at Bayat al Sennari

exhibition catalogue = PhotoResearcher No. 28|2017

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