Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Behna Film Selections Alexandria Film Art

VIDEO: Wekalet Behna fuses visual arts, cinema, film heritage in Alexandria

What was once the office of one of Egypt’s largest film distribution companies is now a contemporary workspace for audio-visual arts in Alexandria — Published in Ahram Online. Last Friday saw the official opening of Wekalet Behna, an art space focused on audio-visual arts in Alexandria. The space was once the office of Behna Films […]

Exhibition Viennoise Revolution

PHOTO GALLERY: Horreya Exhibition | Temporary Revolution Museum

Horreya Exhibition | Temporary Revolution Museum, a set on Flickr. Only a few metres away from a number of protest sites in the heart of downtown Cairo, four artists have set up an exhibition of art pieces entitled ‘Freedom’ at the makeshift ‘Revolution Museum’ in the Hotel Viennoise. Born from a conversation between visual artists […]

D-CAF, Invisible Hands, Cairo, Downtown

Cairo’s biggest arts festival to start this week

Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) brings theatre performances, music, film, digital visual art and workshops to Cairo between 4 and 28 April — Published in Ahram Online. ——- In its second edition, the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) takes over downtown Cairo during April for a month of events across multiple disciplines.D-CAF this year brings […]

Wael Darwish Vivid Memories Exhibition

Darwish’s ‘Vivid Memory’ unveils multilayered human emotions

Contemporary Egyptian artist Wael Darwish captures complexity of human emotion and uncertainty of life in shadow of ongoing social and political struggle in new exhibition – Originally published in Ahram Online. ————- The media tells stories of social and political struggles: what happens, who is involved, and what comes of it. Wael Darwish’s exhibition, which […]

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VIDEO: PhotoCairo 5 explores visual culture

PhotoCairo 5, a large scale project, curated by Mia Jankowicz explores the production of art through a symposium, exhibitions, and film screenings, following social uprisings in an unthemed way.  The exhibitions are hosted in Townhouse Gallery, Contemporary Image Collective, and a shopfront in Mahmoud Basiouny Street in downtown Cairo. The screenings are hosted in Beirut and […]

Ganzeer MoFa Virus is Spreading Art Revolution Egypt

Photo Gallery: Ganzeer’s ‘The Virus is Spreading’ in Cairo

Artist Mohamed Fahmy, better known as Ganzeer, has turned the fine arts space of Safarkhan Gallery into a colourful array of painted walls, simulating the Cairo street experience. Gallery originally published in Ahram Online. Ongoing till 1 November, the exhibition brings the politically driven energy of the street to the exhibition space. Other Cairo artists […]

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Oufuky Music Festival takes a horizontal approach to music in Alexandria

Alexandria’s El-Cabina Cultural Centre put on a five day music festival, 21-25 June, in celebration of International Music Week, well received by young audiences and taking a new approach to festival hosting. Original article published in Ahram Online. While many waited for the much anticipated presidential election second round results on Sunday 24 June, El-Cabina […]

Visionary Africa Art At work exhibition photography cairo rowan el shimi

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 […]

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Egypt’s photography: From documentation to the gallery

Photography has been used as a tool of documentation, incitement and even artistic expression during Egypt’s year of revolt [Published in Ahram Online & Ahram Weekly] From the initial portraits of the martyrs, which created street art around the country and brought tears to people’s eyes, to the iconic photos like Tahrir from above on […]

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Photograpy: Artists March for Freedom of Expression – الفنانين في مسيرة للدفاع عن حرية الابداع

Today from the Opera to Parliament the Front to Defend Creative Freedoms organised a march to demand freedom of creative expression with no boundaries, censorship or monitoring to be ensured by the new parliament. The march reached about 2,000 people at its peak. They issued a statement that was to be read by their spokes […]