Strong Hands of Injustice (c) Ganzeer, screen print, 2015

20.05.2017 - 17.09.2017

Spaces – Perception.
Reflection. Intervention.

The complexity and the hybrid character of spaces are in the center of the artistic perspectives of the works of Amr El Alamy, Engy Aly, Medhat Amin, Andeel, Ganzeer, Ahmad Nady, Islam Shabana and Shennawy. In their works, physical, virtual and imagined spaces are mediated, reflected on and deconstructed. Transformations of spaces, transition and migration in space, the relation between the human body and private and public space, serve as a source of inspiration.

Works with multiple layers evolve, also marked through the choice of media – drawing, photography, video and installation – and the patterns of composition. By encouraging to experience spaces anew, the works confront the viewer with questions related to the structures, hierarchies and identity inscribed into spaces, thus enabling a critical reflection of and a discourse on our everyday perception of spaces.

In addition to the exhibition, in June 2017 the artists Yara Mekawei, Ahmad Nady, Islam Shabana and Ganzeer are invited to enrich this process-oriented project at Iwalewahaus through residencies. Their work will be presented at the 49° Grenzüberschreitungen Festival (22.06. - 24.06.2017).

Concept and curation of the traveling exhibition (CAT Cologne and Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst): Fabian Heerbaart, Heidrun Mezger.


49° Grenzüberschreitungen Festival
22.06. – 24.06.2017

Exhibition Tours

Guided tours through the exhibition take place regularly on the third Sunday of each month at 14.00 Uhr and are available in English and German.

Additional Exhibition Tours

Sa. 10.06.2017, 14.00 Uhr
Curator‘s guided tour
A guided exhibition tour with one of the curators.

Sa. 08.07.2017, 14.00 Uhr
Curator‘s guided tour
A guided exhibition tour with one of the curators.

Sa. 12.08.2017, 14.00 Uhr
Curator‘s guided tour
A guided exhibition tour with one of the curators.

Sa. 09.09.2017, 18.00 Uhr
Art & Drinks and a guided exhibition tour.

Further guided exhibition tours for groups and in different languages are possible upon request.

Exhibition Tour incl. Admission 7,- Euro

20.05.2017 - 17.09.2017
19.05.2017 19:00
first floor
Fabian Heerbaart, Heidrun Mezger, Siegrun Salmanian
Curatorial Assistants: Lucie Ameloot, Aino Moongo
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5 Euro / 3 Euro reduced (for all four exhibitions)
Spaces_Engy Aly_2015

Vom Projekt What‘s mine is not yours (c) Engy Aly, 2015

Spaces_Ahmad Nady_2013

Locust (c) Ahmad Nady, digital drawing, 2013