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El-Fan Midan calls on visual artists to help paint a mural entitled 'The Revolution Continues' to be exhibited in Abdeen Square on 2 February

Ahram Online, Tuesday 29 Jan 2013
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The popular street festival El-Fan Midan is calling for artists to help paint a mural entitled “The Revolution Continues” on 31 January and 1 February.

The mural, which is intended to show the fight for freedom continues, will be exhibited in Abdeen Square, the regular venue for the arts festival, on Saturday 2 February.

'The Revolution Continues' is a collective project open to all Egyptian artists.

Due to the current state of instability pervading the country, El-Fan Midan will not be held in its regular form this month. The mural is intended to underscore the role of art as a tool of resistance, with the ability to mirror the dreams and ideas of Egypt’s artists.

Launched two months after the toppling of Hosni Mubarak by the Independent Culture Coalition, El-Fan Midan or ‘Art is a Square’ is a touring street festival that aims to bring arts and culture, along with political awareness, to the streets of Egypt.

Artists are invited to participate in painting the mural on Thursday, 31 January, from 10am to 10pm at either Qursaya Island or in Garden City’s Association for Fine Art Appreciators, and on Friday, 1 February, at Artellewa.

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