Conversations


Conversations is a space for discussions and dialogue with invited guest writers, artists, critics, and curators on relevant topics, current events and exhibitions, modes of working, forms of funding, etc. It is divided into three sections;

︎︎︎ Texts in the form of reviews and articles.
︎︎︎ Podcast episodes with invited guests.
︎︎︎ K-oh-llective blog entries.   






Review #2: Pièces Détachèes


A. George Bajalia



“Pièces Détachèes” is a solo show featuring the work of Nassim Riad Azarzar, drawing from his ongoing research and practice as well as the results of his residency at L’Appartment 22 in Rabat, Morocco. It runs from August 26 to September 22, 2022.

If the perspectival lines of the horizons painted onto so many trucks themselves are reflections of the driver’s perspective while on the road, then their appearance in Azarzar’s drawings and sketchbook are only on stop on their road onward. Azarzar builds from his interest in what he calls “vernacular aesthetics,” although here we might also introduce “vehicular aesthetics.” Beyond the obvious play on words, his work does provoke questions of circulation, mobility, and iteration.

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Review #1: The Nutshell


Dina Jereidini



“The Nutshell” is a group show featuring the work of Hany Rashed, Yasmine ElMeleegy, Alaa Abdelhamid and Ahmed Shawky Hassan and runs at Access Art Space in Downtown Cairo from 15 May - 15 June, 2022.

In reviewing this show, I was met with an abundance of references (and referentiality); an abundance of physical space, of affective and efficacious excess. And although abundance drew me to this artist-organised exhibition, it also contributed to an antagonistic push-back. And so I pushed forward, and from that initial position stems a few observations and realisations.

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Read the latest text by Mai Elwakil, Art critics in Cairo: An alternative plot  ✦ Read K-oh-llective’s contribution in Rehearsing Hospitalities Companion 4 ✦ Read our second exhibiton review by A. George Bajalia, Review #2: Pièces Détachèes ✦ Send us your publications by November 30! Learn more about the Open Call: Art Publications ✦ Support K-oh-llective’s work with a small donation! Learn more on how to Donate! ✦ Get in touch at info@kohllective.com ✦ 

Read the latest text by Mai Elwakil, Art critics in Cairo: An alternative plot ✦ Read K-oh-llective’s contribution in Rehearsing Hospitalities Companion 4 ✦ Read our second exhibiton review by A. George Bajalia, Review #2: Pièces Détachèes ✦ Send us your publications by November 30! Learn more about the Open Call: Art Publications ✦ Support K-oh-llective’s work with a small donation! Learn more on how to Donate! ✦ Get in touch at info@kohllective.com ✦