Malak Helmy: Impossible Products of the Compound

Here is my review, for Afterall Online, of Malak Helmy’s beautiful show at the Sharjah Art Gallery at the American University in Cairo earlier this year.

Sharjah Art Gallery, located in the New Cairo campus of the American University in Cairo (AUC), is reached by car approximately an hour and a half out of Cairo’s city centre. Shaking off the asthmatic yellow city, you reach malls, villas, gated and serviced compounds with perfect masonry and conditioned air, surrounded by irrigated, emerald-green gardens. Here those who can afford it buy the quality of life not provided by the deteriorating state infrastructure.

Click here to read more at Afterall Online. 

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