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Art Alert: Egypt's renowned artist Ahmed Askalany to hold solo exhibition at Cairo's Demi Art gallery

Askalany's new exhibition titled 'What If?' showcases a selection of his sculptures

Ahram Online , Thursday 4 Mar 2021
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Cairo’s Demi Contemporary Art Gallery will showcase works by Egyptian renowned sculptor Ahmed Askalany in new solo exhibition titled ‘What If?’

Opening on Sunday 7 March, the exhibition aims to answer questions such as: “Can the works of artists from the third world reach the same level as the work of some international artists? If Picasso was Egyptian, is it possible that his work would reach the same international recognition? If Ahmed Askalany was European, would the situation be different for the artist?” reads the gallery’s statement.

Born in 1978 in Nag Hammadi, Upper Egypt, Ahmed Askalany is considered one of the most important contemporary sculptors in Egypt. He held numerous solo exhibitions and participated in many group shows locally and internationally.

He is known for his unique style in which he makes use of traditional materials. Usually, Askalany’s works are inspired by his Egyptian roots, however his latest collection of sculptures provides a satirical commentary on the origins of the works.

The gallery reveals that part of the proceeds from the exhibition’s sales will be donated to the Ahl Masr Charitable Foundation.

Programme:
The exhibition opens on Sunday 7 March at 7pm and continues until 7 April.
Demi Contemporary Art gallery, 15 Ahmed Sabry from Brazil St., Zamalek, Cairo.

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