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The Third Line

Huda Lutfi

Magnetic Bodies: Imaging the Urban

HUDA LUTFI, Marching on Crutches, 2012, mixed-media photomontage, diptych: each panel 65 x 201 x 2 cm. 

Courtesy the artist and The Third Line, Dubai.

Every historian is a bricoleur. Documenting and manipulating in equal measure, the historian sits at the fulcrum of twin impulses: to conserve and to craft; to decipher reality and to dramatize a narrative. Cairo-based artist Huda Lutfi, true to her training as a historian, excavates, documents and narrates. What Cairo spits out—the flotsam…

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