Posts Tagged ‘Graffiti’

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7UP borrows Cairo Dish Painting Initiative: Intellectual theft or fair game?

Paris-based American artist Jason Stoneking spent three months in Cairo at the end of 2014 as a resident artist in Artellewa, an art space in one of the city’s oldest informal neighborhoods. During this time he founded the Cairo Dish Painting Initiative, a campaign to paint the city’s signature satellite-dish skyline in a multitude of […]

Alaa Awad's work on Mohamed Mahmoud Street

Then and now: The singer, the graffiti artists and the writer

We take a look at the trajectories of four cultural producers who gained fame during or after the January 25 revolution and find out what they’re doing now. – Published on Mada Masr. Youssra El Hawary (by Rowan El Shimi) The first time I saw Youssra El Hawary live on stage was in March 2012 during a one-week festival at […]

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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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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 […]

Ammar Abo Bakr paints graffiti on AUC Library wall on Mohamed Mahmoud Street

Army’s walls become venues for revolutionary art

As army’s separation walls come down, two young artists paint graffiti on the downtown street that until recently was considered the revolution’s frontline [Published in Ahram Online] Graffiti, or street art, isn’t something most people see being made, but rather something they simply pass by on their way from place to place. But seeing the […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Graffiti artists spray paint Cairo in memory of Port Said Martyrs

The week after the tragic events in Port Said, graffiti artists and friends of the martyrs spray paint Cairo in their honour [Published in Ahram Online] The clashes in Port Said left 74 dead and hundreds injured. Most of the martyrs were young students, the youngest of whom, Anas, was only 14 years old. The […]

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Graffiti artist Banksy’s first film to be screened in Cairo

Following a surge of interest in street art, an award-winning film by famous graffiti artist Banksy will be screened. My original headline for this article was “This is not a film review” playing on the “This is not a photo opportunity” line that Banksy spray paints everywhere as well as letting readers know that it […]

Photography: Portsaid the revolutionary seaside city

Some friends and I tried to go to Rafah on May 15th to protest in solidarity with what should have been the third Palestinian Intifada. However, due to the army crackdown on all entrances to Sinai all the way to Arish (read more about our failed attempt here) we ended up not going further than […]