If You’re in Cairo: ‘From Text to Image: Translating Masculinities’

If you’re in Cairo on March 9, head over to the AUC’s Oriental Hall (just off Tahrir) for a lecture and art exhibit by Huda Lutfi.

From Art Daily:

In her sculptural piece, The Obelisque, Lutfi references the ancient Egyptian architectural structure, which she manipulates to symbolize the male sexual organ. Covering this phallic structure with a mixture of textual narratives from Egyptian writers, films and real life conversations, Lutfi demonstrates that representations of the phallus can only be apprehended through such depictions, and narratives which condition phallic symbolism as a stand in for a masculinity that vacillates between expressions of dominance and vulnerability.