“Speak, Memory” Publication

Is now available online on www.speakmemory.org

“Speak, Memory” Publication In October 2010, the Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Egypt organisez an international symposium on archival initiatives and other strategies for the preservation and (re)activation of cultural memory. This three-day event was entitled Speak, memory inspired from the title of Nabokov’s autobiography. Presentations, panel discussions, screenings and talks exploring the large variety of methodologies that can be adopted in the field of conserving past artistic practices were held.

Speak, memory sought to instigate an informed debate on the challenges and strategies for the preservation of modern and contemporary art histories, focusing on those that have been scarcely documented or are underrepresented in dominant art historical narratives.

The Townhouse Gallery is now happy to announce that a publication presenting the issues discussed during the Speak, memory symposium is now available online on www.speakmemory.org

Hard copies can also be picked at the Townhouse Library.

Related Posts

Dogs of the System


Dogs of the SystemIn a country like Egypt, however, where 32% of the population is below 14, and where the median age is 24, it will be difficult to “dissolve” the people, “elect” another one, and in this way freeze change for ever. Even if Kh?led Sa’?d is not there any more.

Spring Festival cancelled in Beirut


Spring Festival cancelled in BeirutMay 2008, Cairo -BeirutAl Mawred Al Thaqafy announces that the Spring Festival events in Beirut have been canceled due to the current conditions there but will continue normally in Cairo starting from Saturday the 10th of May.

90% of Egyptian Women are Veiled


90% of Egyptian Women are VeiledIn a country of over 70 million people, why the overwhelming majority (around 90 percent) of adult Muslim women wears the veil (a scarf that covers the hair and neck) is not a simple or easy question to answer, for the reasons differ widely.