Jasmina Metwaly & Philip Rizk

Out on the Street - Variations

 

We are happy to invite you to an exhibition of the project of the 2015 German Pavillion at La Biennale di Venezia on Friday, December 4th in the presence of the artists.

5:30pm Filmscreening of Out on The Street (2015), 71 min
at Kampnagel, Alabama Kino, Jarrestraße 20, 22303 Hamburg on December 4, 2015

followed by a conversation between the artists
& Florian Ebner, Museum Folkwang Essen and curator of German Pavillion, La Biennale di Venezia, 2015

7 - 9 pm Opening reception in the gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The film Out on the Street (2015) is about an acting workshop in a working-class Cairo neighborhood. 10 men recount episodes of exploitation, humiliation, and injustice; their stories center on the privatization of a factory but invariably extend to harassment by police and Egypt’s corrupt justice system. The workers then reenact these scenarios, creating a biting exposé of worker conditions ever more effective for the immediacy of the one-room setting, which affirms itself—in the real time of the workshop—as a momentary haven from a life of precariousness.

 

 

 

 

Barbara Camilla Tucholski

Straßen II

Opening: December 4th, 2015, 7-9 pm