2009, gouache on wooden panel, 30 x 42 cm.
What: Conversation: Basim Magdy and Regine Basha
in video, installation, drawing and public space that intertwine his
investigations of quasi-histories
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
narrative 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.