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…cairo stories, 2011

Sharjah, UAE.

…Cairo stories, continues an on-going series of ‘as-told-to’ recorded stories, based on personal interviews. Initiated in 2003 at the beginning of the Iraq War, the project explores the many different ways that Cairene women negotiate the ideological, cultural and economic conditions that are specific to Cairo. Drawing on hours of recorded interviews, Barry filmed actors recounting extracts of individual narratives. The project premiered at the Sharjah Biennial in six sites around the city of Sharjah in March 2011 and continues to tour today.


First exhibited at the Sharjah Biennale
March 16 – May 16, 2011.


Related publications:

Artforum, Kathe Burkhart Download Link

Glasstire, Download Link

Said Said..., Judith Barry Download Link

ArtForum, Murtaza Vali Download Link

A Window Into the Lives of Women Living in Cairo Download Link

Interview, Katja Horvat Download Link


Installation view: Mary Boone Gallery 2018

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Installation views:  Galerie Karin Sachs 2011(left), Sharjah Biennial 2011(right)



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Installation view Slought, Philadelphia 2014

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Installation view Cairo map tracing the location of the stories

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Installation view with photographs (left) and videos (right), Galerie Karin Sachs

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Installation view of the stories with the photographs

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Night time projection Munich 2011

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