Posts Tagged ‘Art in Public Space’

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Street vendors shine in exhibition that opens Heytan graffiti space

Cairo’s newest art space, Heytan, which aims to develop and highlight street art, opens with an exhibition on a long-term project on street vendors — Published in Ahram Online. —— Heytan — Arabic for Walls — is a project about which there has been much talk for almost three years. It was meant to open […]

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The Wonder Box: folkloric art contemporised in Cairo’s public spaces

Storytelling, music and visuals dubbed ‘The Wonder Box’ in performances that revive old folklore traditions in a contemporary setting — Published in Ahram Online. Mahatat for Contemporary Arts brings together nine multidisciplinary artists to re-create the folkloric storytelling device “the Wonder Box” in a contemporary way. The Wonder Box is touring Cairo and Giza between […]

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Dutch, Egyptian dancers take on Downtown Cairo, Alexandria

D-CAF’s Urban Visions programme brings dance to the streets of Cairo and Alexandria; Dutch troupe The 100Hands return with a new performance featuring Egyptian dancers — video published on Ahram Online. In Cairo’s Alfy Street, and in a passageway next to Alexandria’s Abo Ragab Cafe, Dutch troupe The 100Hands, presented their newest performance, ‘Running Nucleus,’ […]

Outa Hamra Street Clowns Egypt

Outa Hamra stirs up change with street clowning, social theatre: VIDEO

Theatre troupe Outa Hamra has spent the last three years touring Egypt with street clowning performances, theatrical sketches on refugee issues and working on drama therapy with NGOs — Published in Ahram Online. ——— To bring a smile and get a chuckle out of a person may seem like an easy task, but in the […]

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Berlin’s public space: Keeping Tempelhof Airport free

Published on Goethe’s website as a reflection of my stay in Berlin during the ‘Culture Journalism in the Arab World’ programme between September 2013 and October 2013. ——— Many say that in spite of the many failures of the Arab Spring in achieving democracy three years down the road from the revolutions, one of the […]

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VIDEO: Musicians occupy Alexandrian streets

Artists occupying public space to present their work is not new to Egypt; since the revolution erupted in 2011, Egypt’s main city squares and streets have seen an array of public performances, bringing art into people’s lives – Published in Ahram Online. “Mini-Mobile Concerts” in Alexandria is one such intervention. The performance is the brainchild […]

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VIDEO: SMSlingshot brings urban digital graffiti to Cairo

In short-lived digital graffiti messages, SMSlingshot arms the public with digital slingshots to resist street advertising by private companies — Published in Ahram Online. As part of the visual arts programme of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF), VR/URBAN collective from Germany bring SMSlingshot to Cairo as a tool for public space freedom and to […]