Nagla Samir, Curator from Cairo, tells us about the Egyptian revolution and about the art project “LIBERATION – A Process Review” featuring five Egyptian artists. They have all taken an active role in the Egyptian revolution and their works depict milestone events that unfolded during the 15 months that followed the first enormous demonstration in Liberation Square in Cairo, January 2011.
After a few weeks of massive demonstrations and clashes with the riot police at the Liberation Square in Cairo, Mubarak resigned. The authority now was in the hands of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF), and they, once considered the saviour of the revolution, now started confronting revolutionary actions with brutal methods.
In June 30th 2012, SCAF handed over power to an elected civilian president. Now authority is in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood, who have been backing up every move SCAF has made along the way of suppressing the Egyptian revolution.
For 18 months, Samir says, they have been twitching and turning in vicious circles, ending up with a narrow range of choices.
Samir states: The revolution in Egypt continues, it is far from being over.