Easter Exhibition in Egypt

How to make an Exhibition about Big Heart of Humanity, in a Ruin in the Desert in Egypt, from Nothing to Vernissage in 40 Days? I don’t know. But I will know on Good Friday …

Last Saturday I came to Anafora as a volunteer, it’s a coptic retreat center in the desert between Cairo and Alexandria. I will make a web site for them, take pictures and help where ever a hand is needed. On Sunday, my first morning here, we went up on the roof of the main building and Katja Bexar pointed out places and buildings. “The Ruin” caught my interest and after the introduction I went there.

I immediately saw that this is one of most wonderful exhibition halls I ever seen and I felt that I just would love to make an exhibition here! I walked trough the building listening to the rooms and Big Heart of Humanity talking to each other, pondering content and finding form. Tuesday I presented my idea to Bishop Thomas and Kaja and they said yes and gave me free hands and their full support. Wow!  So I will have an exhibition this Eastern, just as I’ve had every Easter, except one, since 2005.

The last days has been an intense enquiry into; What is Anafora? What am I doing here? What is my perspective, my contribution to this place? What is Big Heart of Humanity really about? It’s focus time …



I will write more about Anafora in an other post.

7 Responses to Easter Exhibition in Egypt

  1. Ulla ERIKSSON March 1, 2012 at 15:58 #

    Good Luck!

  2. gisela March 3, 2012 at 14:46 #

    what a great project to celebrate the resurrection. An exhibition about the perception of beauty in a very beautiful (and sacred?) place! It´s as if the place just waited for you?
    Good luck!!!!

  3. Peter F March 15, 2012 at 22:57 #

    After a week at Anafora I can confirm that the ruin is a fascinating place. And your plans for the exhibition are so exciting, Stina. I hope it will be able for me to see the exhibition IRL!

  4. Stina Deurell March 16, 2012 at 08:20 #

    Gisela – Yes, the place just waited for me :-)
    Peter – It was inspiering to have you here and I also hope you will come back and see it!

  5. Halina April 6, 2012 at 11:23 #

    Intressant idé! Jag är med :)
    Hälsningar Halina

  6. Kerstin Pavall Ragab February 1, 2013 at 11:18 #

    A year has passed, what happened? Did you make the exhibition and what about a website for Anafora? Please keep us updated, your information and your dedication is most needed!

  7. Stina Deurell February 4, 2013 at 17:42 #

    Thank you Kerstin! You can see pictures form the exhibition at Anafora here.

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