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Art Alert: A fusion of poetry, photography, and theatre at Cairo's Palace of Arts

The exhibition 'Death in paintings’ presents eight photography paintings that meditate on mortality

Ahram Online , Tuesday 26 Jan 2016
Death in paintings
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With the presentation of eight photography paintings that discuss the idea of death, an exhibition called 'Death in Paintings,'  which will open at the Palace of Arts next month, is a unique fusion of different art mediums.

The exhibited works, which employ poetry, calligraphy, acting, and photography, “tell the story of death from different angles. They do not embrace gloominess in as much as they try to “observe this absolute truth [of death],” as is mentioned in Arabic on the event’s Facebook page.

In ‘Death in paintings’, “art mediums converge, embodying the east’s spirit and the wisdom uttered by [its] poets, which are then painted using brisk brushstrokes clothed in the truth that never perishes, that of death.”

Directed by Karim Nabil, the exhibition incorporates the works of some of the Arab world's most famed poets, including Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, Egyptian poets Amal Donqol and Ali Al-Garem, and Persian philosopher and poet Omar Al-Khayyam.

Participating in the exhibition will be calligraphists Asmaa Nabil, Rabiee Abd El-Rahman, and Fatma Al-Zahraa; costume designers Maha Abou-Serei, Karim Nabil, and Yasmine Adel; and actors Abd El-Rahman El-Gabbar, Shaimaa Fekry, Radwa Shaheen, Omar Ihab, Mohamed Ashraf, Sara Adel, Abdallah Barakat, and Wagih Abdallah.

Programme:
14-28 February, open daily from 10am-12pm and from 5pm till 9pm. (Except for Fridays)
Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

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