Exhibition – Blink 2

Exhibition – Blink 2


Medrar for Contemporary Art

7 December 2013 - 25 December 2013

Medrar hosts ‘Blink’ exhibition by selected students of the American University in Cairo

On Saturday 7 December 2013, Medrar for Contemporary Art is set to host ‘Blink’ exhibition, featuring the works of selected students from the Visual Arts Department at the American University in Cairo.

‘Blink’ is curated by visual artist and associate professor in AUC’s visual arts department Shady El-Noshokaty, and will be on show in Medrar’s space in Garden City until 25 December 2013.

The works presented include contemporary photography , experimental animation along with audio and video art works. The artworks, presented by 21 students explore the moment of art making that turns an idea into a unique creation process.

Exhibiting artists include: Aya El-Mofty, Habiba Allam, Hala Hisham, Lina Nabrawy, Malak Yacout Saleh, Nada I. Fathy, Nazly Abaza, Mohamed Talaia, Omar Ashour, Omar Hamdalla, Omar Mobarek, Rawaa Sherif, Riham Ali Kassim, Salma Aboul Hussein, Tuqa El-Harouny, Yasmina Kabbara, Zeina Madwar, Nathalie Lothfy, Maya Shafei, Islam Shabana and Nadine El Awadly.

The opening night will start at 8pm on Saturday 7 December and the show will be on display in Medrar for Contemporary Art until 25 December.

Opening Hours: Everyday (except Friday) from 4-9pm

Blink: The moment of unequivocal, uncertain, unspecified and unrealistic judgment is one, which travels through a narrow wormhole to infinite space with no gravity. This moment might also teleport itself with magically accelerated speed from one point to another in one corner of our mind. The process described is an act of thinking and research.

How can we measure the distance between these very points in a vacuum that reconstitutes itself with each and every attempt to capture an idea that alters all sites, vanishes certainty, and starts a new journey of sequential trace for a new idea? What if we stopped observing and analyzing the horizon from a distance and started testing our ability to detect and experiment in another domain, perhaps a virtual one?

When do we stop pursuing remnants of those pictures, letters and sounds scattered in the neglected rubble of files in our memories. And when do we stop trying out the joy of detecting their magical creativity when they are composed and reformed again in uncertain new systems, ones that are not fixed, and are unrealistic…  This is an invitation to pursue that moment of renewable dissatisfaction, curiosity and wonder in every attempt at a new discovery. It is the essence of art and constitutes a mystical experience.

A group of students exhibiting at Medrar for Contemporary Art present their creativity in the performing arts, audio, video processing, and animation. They strive to reproach that moment in these experiments, that may still be one of the earliest phases of creation and may change momentarily to become a new creation.

Blink: Multimedia contemporary art exhibition of a group of selected students of the Visual Arts Department at the American University in Cairo 2012/2013