Anna Boghiguian began working in the 1980s and later showed illustrated books of poetry in bookstores in her native Egypt. In recent years she has worked in a diaristic, expressive, and figurative style, and her references range from the ancient past of her home country to the revolutionary unrest of today.
These twelve drawings, produced over the course of 2011, loosely chronicle the events in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo following the January 25, 2011, Egyptian revolution. Some sheets feature dense compositions of recognizable places, while others provide a graffiti-like commentary through scribbled text. They shift focus and viewpoint quickly and only together produce a multifaceted mosaic of the unfolding events.
Gallery label from Unfinished Conversations, March 19-July 30, 2017.