Interruption

Interruption

Amna Badawy, Nouran Sherif & Muhammad Taymour, Reem El-Maghraby, Shadwa Ali, Tuqa El-Harouny

September 21 – October 29, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 21, 8:00 pm
First Floor Gallery, Townhouse

Procrastination is a bacterium that thrives in conditions of high workloads.

Interruption is the sixth iteration of Townhouse’s biennial student and recent graduate exhibition, “The Pick.” Previous Picks have challenged the problems associated with shows that carry labels such as “emerging” or “young,” which satisfy a fetish for and expectation of experimentation, making it okay to dismiss the artist and their work as “not ready” if they do not live up to a premeditated standard of potential and endorsing preconceived notions of what “young artist” work is supposed to look like.

In this attempt, Interruption intervenes to question and bypass such labels by bringing together artists (and their artworks) under a concept of imposed manipulations that could be influencing our behavior unconsciously.

Special thanks to Kaya Behkalam, Khaled Galaleldeen, Ania Szremski, Medrar and Ahmad Aiyad.

Curated by Shehab Awad.