'1971, Sun Ra in Egypt' at Medrar for Contemporary Art in Cairo.
Please join us on Thursday May 15 at 7:00 p.m. for the opening of Tom Bogaert’s ‘1971, Sun Ra in Egypt’, including a special performance by Maurice Louca.
One hundred years after 1914, Medrar for Contemporary Art is celebrating Sun Ra’s birthday in a special exhibition.
The works featured in the show are linked together through Bogaert’s ‘1971, Sun Ra in Egypt’ a research- and visual arts project about the life and work of Sun Ra, the legendary American jazz pioneer, bandleader, mystic and philosopher. The project focuses on Sun Ra’s concerts in Egypt in 1971 and consists of a series of exploratory works with public outcomes illustrating stages of work-in-progress. The resulting work takes the form of performances, concerts, a publication, video and an exhibition at Medrar.
‘1971, Sun Ra in Egypt’ forms the sixth installment of Bogaert’s ‘Impression, proche orient.’
May 15 to June 13, 2014
Sunday to Thursday
from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
With the support of the Flemish Authorities, the Roberto Cimetta Fund, the Belgian Embassy in Cairo, the Flemish Audiovisual Fund and SoundImageCulture.