Most Fabulous Place
by Maha Maamoun
Postcards of Egypt’s prime historical and touristic monument, the Pyramids of Giza, are flipped through to a soundtrack composed from dialogues occurring by the pyramids and sampled from a variety of Egyptian films.
Maha Maamoun is an Egyptian visual artist and curator based in Cairo. Her videos and photographs address the form and function of images that are found in mainstream culture. Her work has been presented by many institutions worldwide including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; MoMA, New York; ICP, New York; New Museum, New York; MATHAF – Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; and Beirut Art Center, Beirut. Her work was also shown in biennials and festivals including Transmediale 2014, Berlin and 64th Berlinale, Berlin. She is a founding board member of the Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) – an independent non-profit space for art and culture founded in Cairo in 2004.