The provisionary that lasts – Exhibition

The provisionary that lasts – Exhibition

Exhibition

Medrar for Contempoary Art

9 December 2014 - 29 January 2015

Opening Tuesday 9 December 2014, 7 p.m  

The exhibition from 9 December 2014 to 6 January 2015,the exhibition has been extended, and will show until January 29, except Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 23rd, 24th, 25th January. 
Daily from 3 p.m to 9 p.m, Except Fridays

Badry shows his series of sculptures and illustrated drawing as a proposal for objects that recover usefulness as much as possible, as a sort of provisionary design movement. Badry’s objects, however, will not be helpful, because his objects are made with useless and non-functional materials; papers and cardboard. his objects are not there to play a role in a socially engaged practice; rather, they operate as a pair of spectacles, which he uses to frame, and focus on, social and political issues dealing with several phenomena – questioning the ability of the global system and corporatization, objects and instruments of daily life to become a paradigm of normalization.

the internet is full of images from plenty of people who can only resemble the manipulation system – they do not exist inside of it: they reproduce the everyday useful objects in another frame, where provisional innovations act as optimal solutions in order to be out of the system. They demonstrate unique methods of composition, precariously reproducing the regular machines, tools and instruments as a means of creating their own ones. In turn, Badry reproduces their innovations as totally useless in respect of their size and materials – as monument: hailing contingency.

Text: Mohamed Abdelkarim
Poster Design: Amr Elkafrawy
This exhibition would not have been possible without the help of many friends and artists


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