Thursday, April 30, 2009

Artist Talk: Basim Magdy and Regine Basha

Basim Magdy, We Performed Miracles Then Everything Disappeared,
2009, gouache on wooden panel, 30 x 42 cm.

What: Conversation: Basim Magdy and Regine Basha

When: Wed May 6, 7:oo –9:oo pm

Where: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn

Egyptian artist Basim Magdy will present some of his recent projects
in video, installation, drawing and
public space that intertwine his
investigations of
quasi-histories, failed scientific promises, unexplored
future possibilities and the simple notion of belief
with absurdity,
irony and subtle humor. Magdy and
independent curator Regine Basha
will then discuss
his current show "1968: Memorial to a Rising Continent"
at Newman Popiashvili Gallery. Within this context, the discussion will
focus on the running thread of
mythology, symbolism, and potential for
through science which influences Magdy's ongoing interest
in the obscure space between reality and
fiction and the construction
and dissemination of
the knowledge that fills it. During the talk, copies
of a poster project the artist realized this year for Kunsthaus Baselland
in Switzerland and other
printed material will be available for free.

FREE. No RSVP necessary.

Drinks will be served.

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