Posts Tagged ‘Art in Public’

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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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Harnessing the security vacuum, artists rode 2013 work into public space

Ahram Online highlights five 2013 unique art projects that engaged passersby in the public spaces of Cairo, Alexandria, Damietta and Ras Al-Barr — Published in Ahram Online. —————- As Egypt seals its third year since the onset of the revolution in 2011, questions of access to public space, rights and regulations continue to loom in […]

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The street is watching you: Digital installation engages Downtown crowd (VIDEO)

A collaboration with my beautiful colleague Sara Elkamel where she wrote, and I did video. Check out her article on Ahram Online here. Face the Vetrine is a public art installation on Mahmoud Bassiony street in Downtown Cairo by Ganzeer and Yasmine Elayat. Everyday for a month the artists put on a new face to […]

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Photography exhibition audience at Al-Azhar Park tastes African emancipation

Visionary Africa: Art At Work, a photography exhibition displays African capitals and important emancipation moments, including an artistic life-size piece on Egypt [published in Ahram Online] ———————————— Typically, a contemporary Cairo art gallery will display high quality works and a recycling of the same audience, exhibition after exhibition: fellow artists, art connoisseurs and collectors and […]