In the same building, a former shop now transformed into a gallery, hosts On the Steps by Adelita Husni- Bey, the rst show of the artist in Cairo after her exhibition White Paper: The Land at Beirut in Cairo 2014. On the Steps includes two recent works of the artist. Developed with teenage athletes during a residency at the Kadist Foundation in San Francisco 2015, After the Finish Line is an experimental lm that addresses psychological pressures and social stigmas of failure and success, and questions where these pressures stem from. The book In the Cloud, published along with the lm, features an interview of Husni-Bey with a psychologist that delves into questions that arise for the artist with ever more exhibitions. Originally published in English, both works will be exhibited in English with Arabic translation.
Adelita Husni-Bey stages workshops, seminars, publications, radio broadcasts, archives, and exhibitions. Her practice is process-based and often utilises alternative pedagogical frameworks drawing from diverse sources, such as citizenship studies and anarchist-collectivist education. Born in 1985 in Milan, Italy, Husni-Bey now lives in New York, USA. Recent exhibitions include A Wave in the Well, Sursock Museum, Beirut, 2016; Movement Break, Kadist, San Francisco, 2015; Undiscovered Worlds, the New York High Line, New York, 2015; Really Useful Knowledge, Reina So a Museum, Madrid, 2014; Utopia for Sale?, MAXXI Museum, Rome, 2014; White Paper: The Land, Beirut in Cairo, Cairo, 2014; and Playing Truant, Gasworks, London, 2012. Husni-Bey will represent Italy at the Venice Biennale 2017, along with Giorgio Andreotta Calò and Roberto Cuoghi.
After the Finish Line and In the Cloud were first exhibited within the framework of Movement Break, the rst exhibition of the artist in the United States, along with therapy sessions for various audiences. Thanks to the Sursock Museum and speci cally to Nora Razian for providing us with a copy of After the Finish Line which has Arabic subtitles. The Arabic translation of the book was made possible by D-CAF’s Visual Arts Program.
Lecture by Reem Fadda, followed by a discussion, moderated by Berit Schuck Arabic and English with simultaneous English translation
Artist Talk by Manuel Pelmuş
Book launch event with Hassan Khan, Beth Stryker, Kaya Behkalam, Nile Sunset Annex and other guests
Dinner and Talk with Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler.
The number of participants is limited due to the form of this event.
English with Arabic translation
Artist talk by Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler
Lecture by Clare Davies, with a response by Mohamed Elshahed English with Arabic translation
A screening of one of the films in the cosmism trilogy by Anton Vidokle Followed by a discussion, moderated by Maxa Zoller
English with simultaneous Arabic translation