Exhibition & Movie Screening: The Odyssey
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May 24, 2015 6:00pm
May 24, 2015 6:30pm
May 25–Jun 10, 2015
May 27, 2015 6:00pm
Organized by: Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
Venue: Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
Address: 8 Champollion St., Downtown Cairo, Egypt
Website: http://www.xavierpuigmarti.com/the-odyssey.html

Opening at 7 pm on 24 May
Movie screening at 7,30pm

On the occasion of Mashrabia Gallery’s 25th anniversary, Xavier Puigmartí exhibits his latest, unreleased body of work within a retrospective exhibition including previous pieces.  

In 2014 Puigmartí realized the movie The Odyssey. Freely adapted from Homer’s poem, the movie is based on the translation of Catalan poet Carles Riba.
Puigmartì chose not to use any computer animation program, thus preferring a craft, puppetry resembling movie. He has drawn and cut the characters from paper, and manually move them in the natural environment creating a fairy story telling atmosphere. 

The Odyssey by Xavier Puigmartí

Movie screening will be repeated at 7 pm on 27 May. 
Duration: 50 minutes
Language: Spanish; English Subtitles
Production year: 2014

Daily except Fridays from 11 am to 8 pm.