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"I try to create a visual language accessible to different audiences, a language that transcends the specificities of culture, be it Eastern or Western. I view such a universal language as the absolute means for articulating and discussing emotions as they themselves are universal."
Amal Kenawy passed away the first day of Eid el Fitr, August 19. She was a passionate artist and a very dear friend. Our loss is great, but she is not absent, her art lives.
Darat al Funun invites you to join us in remembering Amal and celebrate her art and life.
Born in 1974 in Cairo, Amal Kenawy was a prolific artist. She worked in a wide range of media, drawing, painting, sculpture, video art and performance. She was awarded many prestigious awards such as The Grand Prize of the 2012 Cairo Biennial, the 2010 Sharjah Biennial award, The Golden Prize for the 23 Alexandria Biennial, and the Prize for the Best Animated Film of the 12th Cairo International Film Festival.
The exhibition features:
Video art & performance, 2004, 17’00’’
The Purple Artificial Forest
Video animation & drawings, 2005, 8’50’’
Video, photography & installation, 2002, 4’00’’
Booby Trapped Heaven
Video installation, 2006, 6’45’’
You Will Be Killed
Video animation & paintings, 2006, 5’56’’
Video installation, 2004, 4’42’’
Recorded talk by Gerald Matt, former director of the Vienna Kunsthalle, on the occasion of Amal Kenawy’s exhibition at Darat al Funun in 2007
Amal Kenawy in conversation with the participants of the workshop she gave at Darat al Funun in 2007
September Tuesdays program:
Talk by Dr Faisal Darraj: Science, the Arab Youth and the Future
Talk on Amal Kenawy by Simon Njami, freelance curator & art critic. He was the chief art director of the exhibition Africa Remix
Homage to Amal Kenawy
4 September - 4 October 2012