This exhibition, entitled Veiled Reality, consists of a mostly monochromatic series of large-scale portraits by the Cairo-based, Syrian artist Souad Mardam Bey. Bey reflects on the contemporary socio-political life in Egypt and on the uncertainty and contradictions in politics, culture and fashion, which characterise everyday life in the Middle East. His subjects sometimes wear large sunglasses, which are meant to obstruct their vision, while others are covered in multiple layers of clothing. The results are illogical lifestyles, which represent a clash of modern and conservative influences. Bey, who is a fan of cosmopolitan cities, moved to Cairo in 2000 after having lived for many years in Beirut.
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Veiled Reality by Souad Mardam Bey
Zamalek Art Gallery. 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, tel. 20227351240.