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A Boundless Drop to A Boundless Ocean

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Tue, Feb 2, 2021 12:00 PM –

Sun, May 2, 2021 1:00 PM (GMT+2)

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Marriott Gallery, Tahrir Cultural Center, The American University in Cairo

AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74, New Cairo, 11835, Egypt

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A collaboration between the American University in Cairo and the Orlando Museum of Art, A Boundless Drop to a Boundless Ocean, presents artworks by US-based artists of Arab and Iranian heritage. Curated by Dr. Shiva Balaghi, with support from Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon, the exhibition will be on view in galleries at OMA and AUC’s Tahrir Cultural Center from February 2 through May 2, 2021. The exhibition’s title, taken from Kahlil Gibran, describes an immigrant’s transformation from “a boundless drop to a boundless ocean.” The show begins with a drawing by Gibran. The immigrant artist’s journey entails a creative negotiation between the past and the present, between here and there. Along the way, diasporic artists create their own visual language that can convey meaning across cultural, linguistic, and social borders. Drawing on local and regional collections, the Cairo iteration of the exhibition features artworks by Shiva Ahmadi, Farah Al Qasimi, Kahlil Gibran, Pouran Jinchi, and Youssef Nabil.



A series of online public programs will be organized in association with this exhibition and announced on Tahrir Cultural Center’s Facebook page. This Cairo exhibition is made possible through generous sponsorship from Barjeel Art Foundation.

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Marriott Gallery, Tahrir Cultural Center, The American University in Cairo

AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74, New Cairo, 11835, Egypt

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