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Susan Hefuna

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Die Künstlerin ägyptisch-deutscher Herkunft arbeitet mit den Medien Zeichnung, Fotografie, Installation und Video. In diesen Techniken vernetzt sie Bedeutungsebenen und reflektiert vielschichtige Codes die sie konkret und abstrakt interpretiert. Zentrales Thema ist dabei das Mashrabiya, ein aus Holz gedrexeltes Fenster in der moslemischen Architektur, das die Zirkulation von Luft und das Filtern des Lichts im Gebäude reguliert. Frauen erlaubte die Struktur, die Aussenwelt zu sehen ohne gesehen zu werden. Eine Metapher für Trennen und Verbinden.

Vernissage / Opening
11. Nov. - 20.00

Ausstellung / Exhibition
12.11. - 23.12.2005
The Egyptian-German artist works with drawing, photography, installation and video – techniques through which she networks planes of meaning and reflects multilayered codes that she interprets concretely and abstractly. The central topic here is the mashrabiya, a window in Moslem architecture that is worked in lathes of wood and that regulates the circulation of air and the filtering of light. The structure allowed women to see the outside world without being seen. It acts as a metaphor for separation and connection.


   
The work of multimedia artist Susan Hefuna, born in 1962 to a German mother and Egyptian father, takes up everyday aspects of life with which she — through photography, video, drawing and digital media — explores the indeterminacy of location and identity and her negotiation of her own identity. Much of Hefuna's work is informed by her dual heritage, which often features striking images of family, interior spaces and cityscapes in and around Cairo. Her work has been widely exhibited such venues as Louvre Paris (2004/2005), Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (2004), Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool (2004), Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken (2004), House of World Cultures, Berlin (2003), Biennale Bamako 2003), and many more.
Drawings
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Photography

 
 
Nile Delta
   

 

 

Nile Delta

 

Artnet. Article Dreams of Africa by Kimberly Bradley

Homepage Susan Hefuna

Book - xcultural codes

Article at Universes in Univers

 
Nile Delta
 
 
 
Woman Cairo
Woman Nile Delta
 

Woman Nile
Vita/Biography/Bibliography
     

Previous exhibitions

 

African women artists living in Germany

Ludwigshafen - Pforzheim - Hamburg - Berlin

Juni 2004



 

8 Künstlerinnen in der Galerie Waschhaus in Potsdam

L'Afrique á venir

Juli 2004



 

Gruppenausstellung

Groß und Quer

Oktober 2005



Solo-exhibition

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Nov/Dec 2005