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Artist explores heritage, hope in new exhibition

  /  April 28, 2014  /  Art, Culture  /  2 Comments

Gazbia Sirry tackles serious subjects with fiery colours and minimalistic technique

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Momentography

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Art, Culture  /  13 Comments

Abdelwahab hopes to redirect attention to landscapes

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D-CAF ends on good note with final performance

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Art, Culture, Music  /  2 Comments

La Voix est Libre included a diverse mix of artists across different genres and was greatly enjoyed by the audience

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Women From Egypt: A new exhibition by Helmy El Touni

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Art, Culture  /  1 Comment

Helmy El Touni depicts Egyptian women going about their daily lives

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Hassan Khan returns to Cairo

  /  April 6, 2014  /  Art, Culture  /  2 Comments

The exhibition, his first in the city in 10 years, is an eclectic mix which shows of the many facets of Khan’s talent

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Syrian artists exorcise demons of war

  /  May 3, 2013  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

On the sidelines of the Lebanese BIPOD festival of contemporary dance, 11 Syrian choreographers presented projects showcasing the scars of war

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D-CAF Finale

  /  April 30, 2013  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

D-CAF concludes festival with creative performances that provoke thought

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Iran to sue over Hollywood films like Argo: lawyer

  /  March 13, 2013  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last month criticised Hollywood as a “totally political” machine that propagates policies brewed in Washington.

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Creating new faces from discarded paper

  /  February 3, 2013  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

The workshop will focus on teaching participants to use recycled materials like paper to create papier mache and different assemblage techniques.

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Elmatrah removes all obstacles to art

  /  December 16, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

Elmatrah’s services include specialised workshops in painting, drawing, pottery, poetry, photography, jewellery, silk and screen painting

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Artists needed for residency programme in Italy

  /  December 13, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

The application deadline is on 18 January and only online applications are accepted

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Asa7by: documenting Egyptian internet culture through art

  /  November 13, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

To understand the artwork displayed you will not only have to have a basic knowledge of popular memes and of the many jokes that show up on the various social media but also of Egyptian pop culture and politics. To be specific, by internet humour we mean internet memes, and one of the more famous ones in Egypt is known as ‘Asa7by’, from where the exhibition gets its name.

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Online gallery ArtsMart launched

  /  November 13, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

“We had the idea in 2009 to create a space where up and coming artists could display their work, since it is hard to find galleries that will show work of young artists,” Mowafy said. “At the same time it is not easy for interested buyers to find affordable art; many people are looking to find something to hang on their wall but are not in the market to buy investment art.”

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PhotoCairo 5 to open across seven different venues

  /  November 12, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

The programme includes a lineup of exhibitions, a symposium, two screening programmes, a mentorship programme and a publication. Like their previous work Hydrarchy, the project is based around an art exhibition which focuses on art’s ability to “discuss and provoke the movement of people.

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Saving Gaza, one T-shirt at a time

  /  October 18, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

Kamar believes very strongly in the Palestinian cause and wanted to create a line of custom-made T-shirts that declare support to Gaza, in the hope that it could go viral in other places around the world.

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Egyptian pop culture in 8-bit

  /  October 16, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

The exhibition is a nostalgic journey for anyone who was a gamer as well as anyone with an interest in seeing pop culture through art.

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Egyptian artists shine at the Quito Biennale

  /  October 16, 2012  /  Art, Culture, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

The Biennale ran from the 2 to 14 October and upon its conclusion, Salama was given the top prize in the installations section of the Biennale while Serry was awarded a special prize for photography with watercolours.

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ArtBeat Festival: A cultural meeting point

  /  October 15, 2012  /  Art, Culture, Music  /  No Comments

The band was astonished by the Mansoura audience, who sang along with the German lyrics, without understanding what they were saying. “The audience was the best public I have ever played for,” said Max Gaier, vocalist.

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TransDance experiments in visual and audio art installations

  /  October 15, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

The room had no furniture save for the sofa, a high ceiling, a large doorway but no door, one open window, a wooden floor, dim lighting and a strange symmetry. The audience sat on the floor, taking in the performance that was meant for their hearing, their imagination, perhaps even their memories, but never their vision.

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TransDance: Puzzling and confrontational art at the British Council

  /  October 14, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  1 Comment

“None of these pieces have ever been seen in Egypt, or anywhere in the Arab speaking world, we only know the outcome of the change they initiated. By asking Cuena to reenact some of the famous pieces the audience got to experience a live performed trip through history.”

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TransDance: Prints of Presence challenges familiarity

  /  October 14, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

The piece was simple: Koschinski would paint, while Abdel Sabour would recite poetry – her own – and act it out. Meanwhile, a normally timid audience would be asked to participate and “jump in” according to Koschinski, whenever they felt like it.

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ArtBeat: four days of arts, crafts and live music

  /  October 11, 2012  /  Art, Culture, Music  /  No Comments

The idea was to create a comprehensive arts festival which featured different kinds of art and was free and accessible so different people can attend. The second aim was to break the hegemony of Cairo and bring a cultural event to other cities in Egypt, especially those that have large culture scenes such as Alexandria, Mansoura and Minya. Finally, it was important to us to have a festival that was both local and international, with a focus on supporting independent local music in Egypt as well as bringing international music to Egypt.

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Re-Art recycling workshop: create a masterpiece from scrap

  /  October 9, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

“..we thought, well, we could use this material. We all have a lot of things in our houses that we do no longer use, like newspapers or magazines and glass jars. We can use them in creative ways,” Zanzer said.

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Suez national museum open to public on 24 October

  /  October 8, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

Suez is a  marginalised city, even by Egyptian standards. While it is no secret that most of the nation’s funds go to our major two cities, Cairo and Alexandria, any resident of Suez will tell read the rest…

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CirCairo: Cairo Circus festival returns

  /  October 2, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

The shows will include both traditional and modern forms of circus entertainment, and feature acrobatics, fire shows, magic and comedy shows.

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Exhibition gives attention to art of children’s book illustrations

  /  October 1, 2012  /  Art, Books, Culture  /  No Comments

Mashrabia gallery in Downtown Cairo is currently exhibiting Sahar Abdallah’s illustrations from her newly-released children’s book, A Picture and a Book. The gallery features the book’s illustrations in their full glory, accompanied with captions and read the rest…

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Meetphool: Where art meets art

  /  September 25, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

The platform serves as a link between artists and facilitates for them to connect and have access to new and innovative ideas and to showcase their projects easily.

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Egyptian artist to be featured in Beijing Biennale

  /  September 25, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

Al Qurity is an established Egyptian artist, not an emerging one, and the work that was showcased there was also shown at Masar exclusively.

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Ephemeral art finds permanent home in Wall Talk

  /  September 24, 2012  /  Art, Books, Culture  /  No Comments

The group launching the book stressed that it was a collaborative effort, between the artists who created the graffiti, the photographers who captured it, and those who found the graffiti before it was erased.

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In Pictures: New graffiti on Mohamed Mahmoud walls

  /  September 22, 2012  /  Art, Culture, Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Colour returns to Mahmoud Street

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