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Exhibition gives attention to art of children’s book illustrations

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 descriptions. The book may be aimed at children, but the exhibition is for everyone. Abdallah studied at Helwan Univeristy and …

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Reclaiming the identity of the Syrian

By Marie-Jeanne Berger Egyptian art lovers are being offered a rare glimpse at contemporary Syrian art in the exhibition currently showing at Mashrabia Gallery. With little sign of abating, clashes between Syrian forces and protestors in Homs, Deraa and other cities have left a high number of civilians stuck in a deadlock in their struggle for …

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Ali Abdel Mohsen’s apocalyptic vision of wasted opportunities

By Mariam Hamdy As we are bombarded every day with horrible news, conspiracy theories, warped viewpoints and bizarre events, it’s become difficult to be positive or hopeful. The fact that the general public is quick to complain, impatient with change and generally impossible to please, is starting to take a toll on us. Perhaps we, as …

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An evening of art and jazz at Mashrabia

On Saturday evening, a small crowd packed into the Mashrabia Gallery for the release of an art book by Jacinta Candinas, Manuel Vázquez and Andri Perl. Egyptian oud player Georges Kazazian’s Ensemble Sabil played a short set, marking the beginning of a run of shows around the city. The book, simply titled “Cairo-Lucerne-Coire,” is made …

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