Reimagined Narratives: From Spatial Memory to Mapping the Future

This past fall, Alexandra Stock (Alum NYC ’19) joined the curating board of Art D’Égypte and curated “Reimagined Narratives,” the third in a series of annual exhibitions held at different heritage sites across Cairo.

“Reimagined Narratives: From Spatial Memory to Mapping the Future” that ran from October 17–November 9, 2019 on al-Mu’iz Street.

“We supported Art D’Égypte’s exhibition project Reimagined Narratives: From Spatial Memory to Mapping the Future that ran from October 17–November 9, 2019 on al-Mu’iz Street. This location is one of Cairo’s oldest streets and dates back to the foundation of the city in the 10th century.

…In 2019, we invited 28 contemporary Egyptian artists to offer visual interpretations of the culture surrounding one of Cairo’s most vibrant streets, the medieval city’s kilometer-long main thoroughfare with its incomparable concentration of Islamic architectural treasures.

Reimagined Narratives presents works that play with space and time, challenging existing narratives and offering alternative histories from an epistemological perspective. The overall exhibition is under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and under the patronage of UNESCO.”

Alexandra Stock


Reimagined Narratives was one view from October 17–November 9, 2019 in Cairo.

The exhibiting artists who made site-specific installations or adapted existing artworks were (in alphabetical order): Ahmed Askalany, Ahmed El Shaer, Ahmed Farid, Ahmed Karaly, Ahmed Keshta, Amir Youssef, Diaa El Din Daoud, Farida El Gazzar, Fathi Hassan, Ghada Amer, Hany Rashed, Heba Y. Amin, Huda Lutfi, Ibrahim Ahmed, Ibrahim El Dessouki, Ibrahim Khatab, Islam Shabana, Karim El Hayawan, Marianne Fahmy, Marwan Elgamal, Medhat Shafik, Moaaz El Dmasy, Mohamed Monaiseer, Mohamed Shoukry, Mohamed Banawy, Sherin Guirguis, Tarek Naga, Yasmine El Meleegy

A rich public program of talks, lectures and workshops ran parallel to the exhibition, and included a city walk through Downtown Cairo

#ReimaginedNarratives Official Opening

For the third year running, we commemorate the extraordinary works of contemporary Egyptian artists in art’s biggest night out in Cairo, with hundreds of inspired figures, icons and visitors. 28 inspired pieces and installations exhibited in Historic Cairo’s most iconic site, Al Mu’iz Street, depicting the glory of our heritage and the evolution of our arts and culture. Watch the highlights of our official opening, and be sure to visit our exhibition #ReimaginedNarratives running from October 17th until November 9th in Al Mu’iz Street. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Posted by Art D’Égypte on Monday, October 28, 2019