Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art is excited to host its 7th exhibition with the artist Ahmed Sabry, presenting his latest works entitled “The Garden of the Freaks”.
Inspired by the words of Mohamed Abdelkarim, Sabry visited the Middle (Dark) Ages and created this body of works that introduces us to a different perception of reality by letting us reflect on the concept of dystopia.
He navigated through his imagination, trying to explain the patterns and trends of the current societies in decline that, by turn, lead to dangerous scenarios where humans are discarded of their humanity.
Within the exhibition, Sabry created an imaginary metaphoric yet disturbing society with two poles. The greediness and entitlement of the first pole oppressed the other to sacrifice their freedoms due to their vulnerability unwillingly.
16 May – 16 June 2021
“The Garden of the Freaks”
Born in 1982 in El Minya, Egypt. Ahmed Sabry graduated from the Faculty of Art Education – Helwan University in 2004 and currently lives and works in Cairo as a painter and filmmaker. The focus on popular culture and mass media language reached its peak in Ahmed Sabry’s artworks. Whether through the rotoscoping technique, painting or digital manipulation, Sabry knew well how to deconstruct the taboos of sex, politics, power and “iconophilia”. Using humor, he reproduces moving or still images to reveal areas of banality or clichés.