Modern Masters and Contemporary Culture from the Arab World and Iran
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, The Mosaic Rooms present an ambitious programme of exhibitions and events running from spring 2018 to autumn 2019. The programme of six exhibitions has two parts, a series of seminal Arab and Iranian modernist artists from Egypt, Iran and Morocco curated by Morad Montazami and a series of group shows presenting contemporary art from these three countries organised in partnership with regional institutions and curators.
Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
Join us for the opening of What do you mean, here we are?. The exhibition is a retrospective of the renowned Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Egypt.
Townhouse gallery, Cairo
“What do you mean, here we are?” is a retrospective of the renowned Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Egypt. Founded in 1998, Townhouse emerged onto a scene dominated by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and its private affiliates. As one of the first independent art spaces in Cairo, Townhouse has borne witness to an unusual and intriguing trajectory.
Broomberg and Chanarin’s exhibition and research on Egyptian Surrealism sparked international interest in this overlooked art movement. The artists developed the project during a residency at Townhouse. Oliver Chanarin looks back on the project and on their experience of being in residence at Townhouse in 2010.