Arts & Culture - Visual Art

Paris Picasso Museum reopens with new selection

The Picasso Museum in Paris, which houses the world's biggest collection of the Spanish artist's works, is reopening on Tuesday with an overhauled display and a first-ever tribute to his ex-partner, the renowned painter Francoise Gilot.

Egyptian artist returns Goethe medal over German support of 'ethnic cleansing' of Palestinians

Renowned Egyptian visual artist Mohamed Abla has returned the Goethe Medal that he received in 2022 as an act of protest over what he described as Germany's "absolute and unconditional support” for Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

Czech embassy in Cairo to celebrate Franz Kafka's death centenary

Starting Wednesday, the Czech embassy in Cairo, will host an exhibition dedicated to famed novelist Franz Kafka (1883-1924), on its exterior walls

Exhibition: Five decades of Egyptian cinema captured by Mohamed Bakr's lens

As part of Cairo Design Week, Photopia will celebrate in an exhibition five decades of Mohamed Bakr's cinematic portraits.

Focus on Palestine: Kalam Aflam's fourth edition unveils the power of Love as a Revolutionary Act

In a compelling exploration of love as a revolutionary force, Kalam Aflam, in collaboration with Shofto and La Palestine Nous Rassemble, recently hosted its fourth edition event on 30 January at Le Hasard Ludique in Paris.

Finalists of the Farouk Hosny Foundation Art Awards 2024 revealed

The Farouk Hosny Foundation for Culture and Arts has announced the finalists of its Art Awards 2024 to be given across numerous art sectors, including painting, sculpture, art criticism, architecture, and photography, in addition to the Grand Merit Award.

Activists splash soup on glass-protected Mona Lisa

Two protesters on Sunday hurled pumpkin soup at the bullet-proof glass protecting Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" in Paris, demanding the right to "healthy and sustainable food", an AFP journalist and the museum said.

Alexandria Photo Week gears up for inaugural edition

The inaugural edition of Alexandria Photo Week will present eight group an individual exhibitions and 40 lectures between 1-10 February.

Paris Louvre prices rise almost 30 percent

Tickets for the Louvre museum in Paris rose almost 30 percent on Monday to 22 euros ($24), the latest price hike in the French capital ahead of its hosting of the Olympic Games.

Not to be missed: Souad Mardam Bey, Nathan Doss solo exhibitions, concerts by Lily Farid, Abu Shaar Brothers

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (3-9 January 2024) in Cairo.

Egyptian artist Azza Mostafa dies at 65

Famous Egyptian artist Azza Mostafa passed away in the early hours of Friday 29 December.

Nostalgia in the air: El-Gouna Film Festival hosts When Art Meets Cinema exhibition

El-Gouna Film Festival (GFF) hosts from 14 to 21 December When Art Meets Cinema, an exhibition organized by Art d'Egypte.

Egyptian Caricature Society’s exhibition honours its founder Zohdi El-Adawi

The exhibition, organized by the Egyptian Caricature Society in cooperation with the Fine Arts sector to celebrate the third Egyptian Caricature Day, honoured Zohdi El-Adawi, the society’s founder.

Art for bark's sake: Stray dogs take up painting for UK charity

In their studio in Bristol, western England, rescue dogs Rosie and Alba are hard at work on their canvases, redefining the essence of abstract art -- one tail swish at a time.

'The Last Supper': Mohamed Damarawy donates Gaza Angels exhibition proceeds to Red Crescent

Egyptian artist Mohamed Damrawy will launch a solo exhibition titled 'The Last Supper' in Cairo's Demi Art gallery on Sunday, featuring his Gaza Angels painting

Abu Dhabi hosts first ever site-specific light works exhibition

The Manar Abu Dhabi exhibition presents site-specific light artworks across key locations in the city through 24 January 2024.

Portuguese in the Gulf: A distant history documented in Sharjah

An exhibition titled 'The Portuguese in the Gulf, 1507-1650: An Interlinked History' was held during the 42nd Sharjah International Book Fair (1-12 November) showcasing relations between the two regions during the 15th and 16th centuries.

Not to be missed: Unsilencing Palestine, Still Here and other exhibitions, films

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (15-21 November) in Cairo.

In Photos: 14 international artists participate in 3rd Forever Is Now at the Pyramids plateau

With the participation of 14 international artists from the region and various countries worldwide, the third edition of the international exhibition Forever Is Now is on display at the area of the Pyramids of Giza until 18 November.

Ukraine replaces Soviet emblem on massive Motherland monument

A gigantic statue of a woman warrior representing Ukraine towered once again over the capital Kyiv Friday but with its Soviet hammer and sickle emblem replaced with the Ukrainian trident.

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