Art Alert: Puppetry exhibition at Artellewa

Ahram Online , Tuesday 26 Jan 2016

The aim of the workshop that precedes the exhibition was to experiment with different materials and methods to make puppets

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Work of Passant Adel, participant in the workshop and the exhibition (Photo: Event's Facebook page)

Starting 2 February, Artellewa will hold an exhibition displaying the outcome of a three month puppet-making workshop that was held in the space last August. 

Artist Ibrahim El-Khattab led the workshop, where he trained a group of artists on the different techniques for the design and realisation of puppets, using different materials from their environment.

According to the workshop’s description, “The aim of the workshop was not the puppet production itself , but the experimentation process in different materials and methods of forming the diverse sculptural solutions like direct forming, using templates and molds or other various kinds.”

The exhibition will include works by the eight participants of the workshop- Eman Shabaiek, Rehab Mostafa, Hagar Mohammed, Hind Elkersh , Dina Maged, Passant Adel, Shahinaz Ibrahim and Ela'mira Lamiaa Salah Aldin.

EL-Khattab is a visual artist and assistant professor at Cairo University’s faculty of specific education, who has previously held a number of puppetry workshops and applying theatre as an active learning tool.


The exhibit will open on 2 February at 12 pm, and runs until 6 February.
Artellewa, 19 Mohamed Ali El-Eseary street, Ard El-Lewa,, Giza

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