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Cairo's Darb 1718 to hold open discussion for artists on Thursday

Six renowned Egyptian artists invite other artists and art lovers to join discussion about planned publication aimed at establishing novel forms of communication

Ahram Online, Thursday 16 Aug 2012

On Thursday, 16 August, Cairo's Darb 1718 invites artists and art lovers to take part in a discussion about a project that six renowned Egyptian artists presented in Boston earlier this year.

In January, six local multimedia artists – Mohammed Abla, Ahmed Bassiouny, Hala El-Koussy, Shady El-Noshokaty, Sabah Naim and Moataz Nasr – presented their work at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA.

The exhibition, entitled 'Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo,' examined the events that have shaped Egypt's contemporary history, while also looking into the future. 

Upon their return to Cairo, the artists came to the conclusion that there was a need to develop the project further. They therefore decided to launch a publication aimed at establishing novel forms of discussion and communication.

Thursday's discussion about the planned publication will be led by the six artists, although other artists and art-lovers are invited to join them.

Thursday, 16 August, starting at 9:30pm at Cairo's Darb 1718

Qasr Al-Shamee St., Al-Fakhareen (behind the Hanging Church and the Amr Mosque), Cairo

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