The work of Hala Elkoussy reminds me of the atmosphere I love so much in 'time of the gypsies' from Emir Kusturika
The starting point for the photographic and video work of Hala Elkoussy (b. 1974, Cairo) is the constant change in the relationship between people and their social environment. In this she focuses specifically on the city where she was born, Cairo, a metropolis that exemplifies all of the large urban conglomerates in North Africa and Eurasia when it comes to modernisation and Westernisation. Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam is showing her project Peripheral, which was previously seen at the Istanbul Biennale in September, 2005.
Hala Elkoussy, Peripheral (and other stories), 2 April – 14 May 2006 at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam.