Photo: Fragment from promotional media (official Facebook page)
CAIRO – 27 August 2017: CAIROGRAPHIE Festival is launching its first edition and is accepting participants until October 15.
CAIROGRAPHIE is a photography and video art festival that paves the way for emerging artists that will commence on November 5 and last for two months. It is also a platform for new artists to network with other artists. The Festival proves how video and photography can be used as media that would raise awareness to certain topics.
Participation is open to Egyptians whose submitted work has not been displayed anywhere else before in Egypt. The artwork must be created after 2016 and attached with a description of how this project relates to the theme. Successful applicants will be informed before by October 22.
The Festival is organized by the Contemporary Art and Culture Center, Darb 1718 in collaboration with other local culture and art hubs such as Beit el-Sura and Photopia.
CAIROGRAPHIE has a rich artistic program that incorporates various art activities including an art exhibition, workshops and seminars.
The Festival will choose a theme every year that all activities will revolve around. This year the theme, 'Transitions,’ was chosen by Karim al-Hayawan, photographer and interior architect, who believes “change is constant.”
CAIROGRAPHIE will examine how transitions, time, and art are correlated and how these concepts affect each other.
“The theme for CAIROGRAPHIE this year centers on the notion and perceptions of how change is conceived, accepted or equally resisted and rejected. The Festival aims to explore the ability to perceive, observe and respond to such change leading to future transitions expressed visually through contemporary photography,” Hayawan told Darb 1718.