Egypt x Beirut
Thursday, 4th August 2022 | 18:00 - 20:00
P21 Gallery is proud to present Egypt x Beirut, a small selection of images taken across the mesmerising and ancient land of Egypt during the holy month of Ramadan in 2022, witnessing the humbling and beautiful practise of fasting in the Muslim world.
In tandem, as the exhibition happens to open on August 4 – how can we not talk about the Beirut Blasts? We must never forget, and in solidarity the least the artist can do is talk about it.
It is the private view evening of the above named photography exhibition where a small group via the artist's personal network was invited and press via the Gallery's network.
Nikolett Puskas - artist, independent
Nikolett Puskas is an activist, who likes to do things, not only theorise on them. She believes in bottom-up, grassroots initiatives for social inclusion and real change, paving way to the right to the city and right for environmental justice. She has been working in the urban sphere since 2015.
She used to be an interior architect and designer, fashion designer and maker (clothing, bags, jewellery) – after growing disillusion with those fields, she left, searching for deeper meanings. As her journey unfolds, it is always accompanied by constant tinkering with photography, attempting to capture moments, feelings, ambiance – as a flâneur across the world and life. It gives her great pleasure to capture the indescribable – suspend time and space into mementos, which are often very personal. She sees people, places, things from multiple perspectives at once – there is so much to unpack in many of the photos she has taken. Her first photo exhibition took place at the British Museum in 2018, at the UK launch of the RELIEF Centre – a research project of which she was part of. The photos were a selection of Beiruti streetscapes to give a feeling to the audience coming to the launch conference of the sense of place.
Recently, she started to rediscover her skills in illustrating and graphic design, and she hopes to create space in the future where her creative aspirations can fully blossom – including her long-nurtured literary endeavours.
Artist: Nikolett Puskas
Curated and supported by: HUB Collective