Art Alert: New podcast talks to Egyptian artist Hany Rashed, antiquities ministry official Emad Zidan

Ahram Online , Friday 29 May 2020

Art D'Égypte’s podcast will feature separate discussions with the two men

Hany Rashed
Hany Rashed

Art D'Égypte’s new podcast will feature Egyptian contemporary artist Hany Rashed (in an episode to be released on 1 June) and assistant to the antiquities minister Emad Zidan (on 3 June).

The episode with Rashed, titled “Discussion With Artist,” will revolve around the artist and his creative practice.

Born in Cairo in 1975, Rashed is a self-taught artist mentored by renowned artist Mohamed Abla. Rashed regularly gives painting and collage classes at several venues across Egypt.

He experiments with different techniques, but is known for a distinct style of painting and collage that draws from media imagery to critique excessive exposure to Western media.

After the 2011 revolution, Rashed became immersed in documenting contemporary Egyptian history through his artwork and through a social media page titled “Contemporary Art” that gained popularity within the art scene.

The discussion with Zidan is titled "The MInistry of Antiquities and Its Role in Supporting the Arts."

Both discussions will begin at 9pm, broadcast on the company’s Instagram page, and will be in Arabic.

The meetings are part of Art D'Égypte’s new initiative to create podcasts on Instagram dedicated to Egyptian artists and their place in the global art landscape. The discussions are held every Monday and Wednesday


Monday 1 June at 9pm
Contemporary artist Hany Rashed

Wednesday 3 June at 9pm
Assistant to the antiquities minister Emad Zidan

To access the discussions go to Art D'Égypte’s Instagram account.


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