Posts Tagged ‘Public Art’

D-CAF Art Cairo

D-CAF back to splash Cairo streets with culture

As Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival’s 3rd edition is to bring music, theatre, film and more to Cairo 20 March-11 April, Ahram Online talks to D-CAF artistic director Ahmed El-Attar — Published in Ahram Online. ——– With the influx of independent and alternative arts that Cairo began to witness since the 2011 revolution, culture aficionados have […]

Mahatat Damietta

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 […]

Ganzeer Yasmine elayat face the vetrine

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 […]

SMSlingshot VR/Urban Cairo D-CAF

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 […]