"Of rabbits and dragons", a talk by Bassam El Baroni
Of rabbits and dragons
Tuesday, 19 June, 2012

"Of rabbits and dragons" is a stream of ruminations, questions, and semi-philosophical detours, that attempts to bring together the two current worlds the speaker is rooted in through normal everyday existence and the prerequisites of a profession. These two worlds are life in present day Alexandria, Egypt in the midst of ongoing political struggles
and his job as a curator and art critic who happens to be internationally exposed. The title refers to the years 2011 and 2012, the year of the rabbit and the year of the dragon, respectively, in the Chinese zodiac calendar.