Art Alert: Agenda 2014 presents works by emerging Egyptian artists in Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Ahram Online, Wednesday 12 Feb 2014

Dozens of young and emerging artists present their work at Agenda 2014, a collective exhibition at Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Centre's exhibition hall

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Agenda 2014, exhibition at Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Centre (Photo: Ati Metwaly)

Agenda, a collective exhibition showcasing painting and sculpture of young and emerging artists, opened last week and will run until 1 March at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Centre's exhibition hall.

In its seventh year, Agenda creates a platform for eminent names as well as emerging visual artists.

The exhibition is a result of team work headed by Mohamed Khamis, acting director of the centre's exhibitions and art collections department, and commissioner Mahmoud Hagras.

Each year, Agenda honours artists for their exceptional artwork. This year's artists are Aly Bekier, for his 2011 mixed media work, and sculptor Hany Hagras, who received an honouree nomination.

Among a multitude of artists, highlights include: Wafaa Yehia's oils depicting ordinary people waiting for the metro; Eman Hussein, who presents captivating surrealism-inspired work; Ibrahim El-Tanbouli, with oils portraying a guitar player; Zakaria Soliman, a reflection on war through symbols of doves and peace symbols; Mohamed Gomaa who toys with calligraphy  with letters cut-out from paper; Aziza Fahmy's mosaics; Mohamed Abou El-Wafa, a cubism-influenced canvas depicting a couple with their faces joined.

Other artists exhibiting: Mayar Rakha, Essmat Dawestashy, Amgad El-Tohamy, Moataz El-Imam, Mona Magdy, Amre Heiba, Abdel Rahman Shahin, Gamil Shafik, etc.

6 February - 1 March
open daily except Fridays and Saturdays
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Centre, Alexandria


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