Art Alert: Artellewa's resident artists to hold final exhibition

Ahram Online, Tuesday 11 Nov 2014

Jason Stoneking and Leslie McAllister, American artists who have been residents in Artellewa and engaging with an array of artistic projects in Cairo, will hold a final exhibition of their work

Jason & Leslie
Lost Art Project and Cairo Dish Painting Initiative

At the end of a three-month residency at the Giza-based artspace Artellewa, in the informal neighbourhood of Ardellewa, Jason Stoneking and Leslie MacAllister will put on a final exhibition showcasing their artistic projects during their residency in Cairo.

The exhibition will open on Tuesday 18 November in Artellewa at 7pm. The exhibition will then be opened on 20-23 and 27-30 November.

Stoneking and McAllister used crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise money for their residency in Cairo. The American couple lives in Paris, where Stoneking is a poet and essayist while McAllister is a photographer and painter.

During their residency Stoneking founded the popular Cairo Dish Painting Initiative, where he, along with McAllister, have managed to paint several satellite dishes in Ardellewa and other areas of Cairo. This week the artists are invited by Ismailia for Real-Estate Development to paint buildings in downtown Cairo. At the exhibition opening, Stoneking will also read out parts of his book, which discusses his experiences in Cairo.

McAllister will present images from her Lost Art project where she paints a city corner and leaves the painting behind for a passerby to pick up, as well as a giant mural she painted on Artellewa's rooftop. The artist will also debut her installation of women runners in Cairo which features imagery and sound.

The residency exhibition will open on Tuesday 18 November
Exhibition will be open 20-23 and 27-30 November
19 Mohamed Ali El Seary St., Ard El Lewa, Giza


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