Cairo: Images of Transition

Perspectives on Visuality in Egypt 2011-2013

The Egyptian revolution of 2011 has significantly changed the relationship between citizens, public space, and visual expression. »Cairo: Images of Transition« traces these developments and their effects on political communication, urban space, and cultural production.

The book is the first publication to offer a deep view on the relationship between aesthetics and politics in the wake of the Egyptian revolution 2011. Renowned Egyptian and international writers, artists and activists trace the shifting status of the image as a communicative tool, a witness to history, and an active agent for change.

Inhalt

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 2
  2. Acknowledgements

    Seite 3
  3. Contents

    Seite 4
  4. editor's note

    Seiten 5 - 8
  5. META IMAGE TAHRIR : introduction

    Seiten 9 - 11
  6. Tahrir Square: Social Media, Public Space & Revolution in Egypt

    Seiten 12 - 14
  7. THE TAIN OF TAHRIR

    Seiten 15 - 19
  8. Blind spots

    Seite 20
  9. The Language of Tahrir

    Seiten 21 - 22
  10. 2011 is not 1968:

    Seiten 23 - 25
  11. Friday Prayer and Demonstrations AT Tahrir

    Seite 26
  12. WHAT COMES AFTER THE FALL OF THE SYSTEM ?

    Seiten 27 - 41
  13. 9th of March 2011- The End of tahrir?

    Seiten 42 - 44
  14. THE BUILDING WAS ALLOWED TO BURN AND SMOLDER FOR DAYS , MANY WONDERED WHY

    Seite 45
  15. The promise of the Revolution is a long-term proposition

    Seite 46
  16. Shrouds II (Cairo)

    Seiten 47 - 48
  17. Today we are all Egyptians

    Seiten 49 - 51
  18. La vache qui rit

    Seite 52
  19. Visual Propaganda: Hazim Abu Isma'il and the Army

    Seiten 52 - 55
  20. Crop

    Seiten 56 - 60
  21. From Egyptian to Egyptian: Work Is Our Only Solution!

    Seiten 61 - 63
  22. Politics of Representation: introduction

    Seiten 64 - 74
  23. The Politics of Representation - Notes on an Exhibition at Townhouse Gallery

    Seiten 75 - 78
  24. Visual Election Campaigning in Egypt

    Seiten 79 - 87
  25. Old Eyes, Young Words

    Seiten 88 - 95
  26. The experience of an implausible female candidate for presidency

    Seiten 96 - 97
  27. Presenting khaled ali

    Seiten 98 - 99
  28. Two ears, one mouth

    Seite 100
  29. Qomra - Digitizing Memory

    Seite 101
  30. Design education & Social progress

    Seiten 102 - 116
  31. urban transformations: introduction

    Seiten 117 - 121
  32. Notes on Optical Illusions around tahrir

    Seiten 122 - 125
  33. Gender Representation in Graffiti Post-25 January

    Seiten 126 - 133
  34. Graffiti as Stage - Performing Dissent

    Seiten 134 - 141
  35. Backmatter

    Seiten 142 - 145
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2013-09-25, 284 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2615-5

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Mikala Hyldig Dal

Mikala Hyldig Dal, American University Kairo, Ägypten

»This edited volume provides a unique look at theEgyptian revolution by granting agency to activists anddescribing how art continually serves as a language ofcontestation. The book, however, lacks a solid theo-retical basis that situates this specific case study in thewider literature on social movements and feminist lit-erature on gender and nationalism.«
Anwar Mhajne, H-Net-Reviews, 3 (2016)
»These texts are at once inspiring, critical and reflexive.«
Wasafiri Issue, 81 (2015)
»Sehr zu empfehlen.«
Sebastian Gerth, MEDIENwissenschaft, 2 (2015)
»[The book] provides an innovative and nuanced account of the significance of images during this exceptional period.
Rather than a monument to a past moment, [the book] should be seen as an effort to sustain this revolutionary opening in its various iterations, thus harnessing the generativity of these exceptional events.«
Mark R. Westmoreland, Journal of the Society for Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate World, 4 (2015)
Author(s)
Mikala Hyldig Dal (ed.)
Book title
Cairo: Images of Transition Perspectives on Visuality in Egypt 2011-2013
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
284
Features
kart., durchgehend farbig bebildert
ISBN
978-3-8376-2615-5
DOI
Commodity Group
1725
BIC-Code
JFSG ABA JFD
BISAC-Code
SOC026030 ART009000 SOC052000 ART037000
THEMA-Code
JBSD ABA JBCT
Release date
2013-09-25
Edition
1
Topics
Bild, Kunst, Stadt
Readership
Art History, Cultural Science, Political Science, Middle East Studies and a broad public with an interest in current cultural and political developments in the MENA region
Keywords/Tags
Revolution, Egypt, Arab Spring, Image Politics, Art, Urbanity, Image, Arts, Urban Studies, Visual Studies, Political Art, Africa, Sociology

Erratum

Photograph on top page 268 should have been inserted in page 251 (Photograph by Mona Abaza) to accompany the text describing the Mohammed Mahmud incidents of 23th of November 2012. This article should be read as part of a series of photo reportages on Mohammed Mahmud Street as a memorial and performative dramaturgical space. See Mona Abaza, "An Emerging Memorial Space? In Praise of Mohammed Mahmud Street", in Jadaliyya, 10 March 2012 (http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/4625/an-emerging-memorial-space-in-praise-of-mohammed-m) and "The Dramaturgy of a Street Corner", 25 January 2013 (http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/9724/the-dramaturgy-of-a-street-corner).

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