Sherin Guirguis, 'Azbakeya (Sun Disk),' 2018 Courtesy of Panic Studio Los Angeles and the artist


Sherin Guirguis: Here I Have Returned

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Los Angeles-based Egyptian artist Sherin Guirguis is the latest to have work featured in the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s Rauenhorst Court. The space’s high ceilings create a wonderful openness that is perfect for installations, which can be viewed from the skyway. Guirguis’ art brings together architectural design, craft traditions, language, and poetry. She finds inspiration from feminist writer and leader Doria Shafik, who was part of the Egyptian women’s liberation movement in the 1940s. Shafik fought for women’s suffrage, at one point organizing what was called the “Feminist Congress,” where 1,500 women from the American University in Cairo stormed the gates of Parliament. The installation will include hand-cut works on paper as well as sculpture.