Art Alert: Auction Café at Artellewa features work by Huda Lutfi

Ahram Online , Monday 20 Mar 2017

The Artellewa Auction Cafe was initiated by artists Ahmed Sabry and Wessam Quraish

Artellewa (Photo: Artellewa Facebook page)

Artellewa Art Space will hold a one day auction titled Auction Cafe, taking place simultaneously at its premises and online on 30 March.

The auction will be for a piece of work by artist Huda Lutfi.

Lutfi was born in Cairo in 1948. She holds a PhD in Islamic culture and history from McGill University, Canada.

In collage, painting, photography, installation, and video art projects, the prolific artist creates works that at times explore the historical narratives of Egypt's Pharaonic, Coptic, Islamic, Arab and African cultural fabric. At other times, her work reacts to the dynamics of contemporary society.

In 2014, she won the Alexandria Biennale grand prize.

Artellewa Auction Café emerged as a collaboration between artists Ahmed Sabry and Wessam Quraish, who observed that cafes have always been attached to artists and intellectuals, and played a historical role in shaping cultural and political movements.

The project aims to provide a platform where artists and audience can meet from time to time, holding art and culture roundtables, book signings, print signings, talks on poetry and literature, and opportunities to gather over food, drinks and music.

Artellewa Art Space recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary.

Founded by artist Hamdy Reda, the space offers exhibitions, workshops to the art community and aspiring artists from under-privileged backgrounds. It also offers residency programmes for artists from Europe and the Arab World and provides opportunities for young Egyptian artists to travel abroad to gain artistic experiences.

Thursday 30 March. The event and auction start at 5pm and end at 11pm
Artellewa, 19 Mohamed Ali El-Eseary St., Ard El-Lewa, Giza

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