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Nick Simcik-Arese – A Sayaa and the “Deep State”: Everyday conspiratorial subjects and metaphorical bureaucracy in Julie Mehretu’s depictions of Tahrir Square, Cairo

In her paintings “Mogamma”, Julie Mehretu strives to represent the “grey” “thirdspace” of symbolic urban forums through a process of marking, layering and erasing. From the square, amidst the myths and martyrdoms that give Tahrir…