March 1-April 1: Darb 1718 to host Maspero II Exhibition
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CAIRO: Darb 1718 is holding a two-month exhibition from March 1 to April 1, where 10 artists will reflect on the ways Maspero influenced their lives and identity.

Maspero is the headquarters of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, lying on the bank of the Nile River. It has been an Egyptian media icon since radio and television were introduced to Egypt.

“Since the 2011 Revolution in Egypt, the devastating effects of Maspero’s noxious broadcasts reached their peak, further dividing the population in a time of great uncertainty and fear, before shamelessly backtracking after the fall of both Mubarak and Morsi in the unrealistic hope that its long history of unabashed sycophancy will be forgotten,” the event page reads.

Darb 1718 is a contemporary art and culture center that presents itself as a “gathering point for all art events in Egypt and a hub connecting Egyptian artists.”

Darb 1718 from March 1 to April 1.

Saturday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m

Address: Kasr el-Shamm Street, Al-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Nearest Metro Station: Mary Girgis

Tel: +2 (0) 2 23610511


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