Addressing the existing fears of a patriarchal military
dictatorship in the present Egyptian context, Nadine Hammam’s echibitiom,
Tank Girl, suggests the need for a power inversion; where a woman assumes
control over one of the most masculine
symbols of military power – the Tank. The artist’s manipulation of such complex
symbols suggests a more assertive role for women to ridicule and bring
down this military power along with its associates. Gallery Misr is open between 10AM and 10PM.