Art Alert: Ahram Visual Art Lounge

Ahram Online , Monday 3 Nov 2014

Over 40 contemporary artists will display their work at the Al-Ahram building in downtown Cairo between 10 and 20 November

Adam Henein
Statue by Egyptian sculptor Adam Henein.

Al-Ahram will kick off its first Visual Art Lounge on 10 November, lending a space to over 40 contemporary Egyptian artists to showcase their work.

The exhibition titled Harmony, runs until 20 November at Al-Ahram Art Hall and will showcase 80 pieces including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, graphics and video art installations.

In addition, the exhibition will honour late abstract artist Mounir Kanaan and renowned Egyptian sculptor Adam Henein. 

Kanaan was a self-taught visual artist and is considered one of the pioneers of Egypt's contemporary art movement, particularly through his use of collage. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited both locally and abroad, for which he won several awards.

Meanwhile, Henein was born into a family of metal workers. Upon graduating from the School of Fine Arts in Egypt, he spent time in Munich and Paris before returning to Cairo in 1996. He founded the Adam Henein Museum in Al-Harraniya earlier this year. 

Among the participating artists are: Omar El-Nagdy, Khaled Hafez, Hany Rashed, Ramy Dozy, Mohamed Aboul-Naga, Catherine Bakhoum, Reda Abdel-Salam, Akila Riyad, Omar Toson, Kamal El-Fekki, Ahmed Abdel-Fattah, Ahmed Abdel-Tawab, Ahmed El-Askalany, Ayman Lotfy, Bassam El-Zoghby, Osama Abdel-Moneim, Awadalla El-Shimi, Fouad El-Shazly, Hesham Taha, Reem Jano, Maya Sorik and Suzanne El-Masry. 

Al-Ahram Visual Art Lounge will take place annually and will focus on a specific theme each year, aiming to shed light on contemporary artists and honour pioneers in the field. 

The exhibition is spearheaded by the management of El-Beit, an interior design and architecture-focused magazine published by Al-Ahram Organisation since 2001.

Harmony: Ahram Visual Art Lounge 
Al-Ahram Art Hall, Al-Ahram's new building 
El-Galaa St., Cairo 

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