Art Alert: Collective exhibition at Mashrabia Gallery

Ahram Online, Wednesday 4 Sep 2013

The Mashrabia Gallery, located in downtown Cairo, now hosts an exhibition with artworks by eight contemporary artists, including Georges Bahgoury and Hany Rashed

Painting by Georges Bahgoury. (Photo: Mashrabia Gallery)

The downtown Mashrabia Gallery has abandoned its forced hiatus and now showcases a collection of artworks compiled from the previous season's exhibitions.

In the wake of bloody clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and security forces after the dispersal of two major sit-ins in Cairo and Giza, the curfew introduced by the interim Cabinet 14 August forced art galleries across the capital to suspend their activities and extend their summer breaks.

The Mashrabia Gallery announced Tuesday, 4 September, that its doors are now open, its walls carrying artworks from the season's diverse exhibitions.

The collective review features works by contemporary artists Ahmed El-Shaer, Ahmed Sabry, Hala Abo Shady, Hany Rashed, Hisham El-Zeiny, and Ramy Dozy, as well as paintings by prominent painter Georges Bahgoury and Spanish artist Xavier Puigmartí.

An exhibition entitled "Made in Lebanon" by emerging artist Marwa El-Shazly will follow, launching 22 September.

The exhibition runs until 21 September.
Mashrabia Art Gallery
8 Champollion Street, Downtown Cairo
Opening hours: Daily (except Fridays) from 11am to 8pm

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