Russian House holds caricature exhibition honouring Gamal Abdel-Nasser

Ahram Online , Friday 21 Jul 2023

The Russian House in Cairo is holding a caricature exhibition titled 'Nasser: Beloved by Millions', celebrating the 71st anniversary of the 23 July 1952 revolution and its leader, former president of Egypt, Gamal Abdel-Nasser.

Gamal Abdel Nasser
Work by Alexander Saroukhan (1898-1977)

The exhibition showcases works by 150 works - including 100 portraits of the late president - by 50 cartoonists from all around the world.

It also displays iconic caricatures created by late renowned artists and corresponding to the exhibition's theme.

The exhibition is held in cooperation with Memory of Caricature, a project motored by the Abdallah El-Sawy Foundation.

Curated by Egyptian artist Omar Seddik, 'Nasser: Beloved by Millions' is a product of an international caricature competition that focused on the portraits of the late president and the times surrounding his rule. 

The Egyptian artists include George Bahgoury, Bahgat Osman, and Armenian-Egyptian Alexander Saroukhan, among others.

They are joined by many international counterparts, such as Julian David from Colombia, and the Iranian artist Bahram.

The Russian House, which operates under the Russian Cultural Centre in Cairo, holds a variety of activities that underscore Russian-Egyptian relations.

In 2021, the Russian House celebrated the 51st anniversary of the construction of the High Dam through an exhibition of historic photographs.

Most recently, the house honoured the first Egyptian ballerina Magda Saleh (1944- 2023), and the ballerina Nadia Abdel-Malik, both of whom spent two years at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, graduating in 1965.

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