Then, now, and Roznama 2

Exhibition visitor contemplating Ahmed Badry’s ‘Plug’

Reprising an exhibition format first presented in 2006, “Roznama 2” at Medrar was a survey exhibition of the current activities of a young to mid-career lineup of artists. The previous “Roznama,” co-organized by Medrar and the Contemporary Image Collective, was photography and video-based; seven years later the media format is broader. In Urdu, roznama refers to daily occurrences, though this is more an indication of the curatorial intent to show “what’s happening today,” rather than any sort of thematic constraint on the artworks. 

Here is my review of Roznama 2 for Mada Masr. Read more >>>>>


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