A Basement of Ideas

Essay
First published in: On One Side of the Same Water. Artistic Practices between Tirana and Tangier, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2012

MASS Alexandria began its program three months before the events of January 2011 that threw the country into turmoil, and which subsequently led to the ousting of the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak. The pilot programme, which was intended to culminate in an exhibition at the end of its fourth month, was extended, opening up space for discussion and reflection on the intertwined nature of art, society, and politics.

MASS Alexandria, entrance; photo: Daniella Rose King 01

A Basement of Ideas