#Culture is not cancelled# Heritage is not cancelled#Art is not cancelled
Art D’Egypte Foundation releases a series of exclusive never-before-seen online content aimed to educate, inspire, and inform the youth of today on the importance of art history and cultural preservation in the sustainable development of our nation. Art D’Egypte’s initiative aims to make art more accessible to all by presenting a number of different activities via its social media platforms with the aim of spreading awareness and artistic culture among the public, especially in light of the global calls for social distanceand the importance of utilizing this time for activities that enrich culture and awareness.
Below is a list of the initiatives that will go on for the month of April, all of which will be online, and accessible to all. Stay tuned.
The Nagy Testimonial Episodes in honor of Onsi Nagy - this is a series that was filmed back in 2017 in honor of Effat and Mohamed Nagy, pioneer Modern Egyptian artist, who helped shape the Egyptian art landscape.
Art D’Egyptechose to release this series now on Instagram featuring renowned art critic Dr. Hossam Rashwan, co-author with Valerie Didier Hess of the Catalogue Raisonne of Mahmoud Said, Sultan Al Qassemi Art Collector and Founder of Barjeel Art Foundation, Founder of Art D’Egypte Nadine Abdel-Ghaffar, former Minister of Culture and artist Farouk Hosny, and Egyptian Artist Essmat Dawestashy.
A series of Instagram LIVE conversations every Monday and Wednesday at 7pm Cairo time featuring movers and shakers in the local, regional and global art landscape including curators, historians, artists, patrons, gallerists and art writers.
Collaborating and consulting on the release of yet another powerful art scholarship and fund; helping students go after their dreams during these difficult times by launching the Mahy Khalifa Art Fund Scholarship through Art D’Egypte’s platform.
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Magdoub Design Studio
21 Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 0778
“Spirits” group exhibition of sculpture which is an initiative by Magdoub Design Studio, is focusing on the interesting presence of young Egyptian Sculptresses, after many decades of absence from this unique art genre, although excelling in oil painting and other kinds of visual art. It’s the third edition of Spirits Exhibition, this year the artists are presenting art pieces using different materials. Such as Bronze, Marble and Wood depends on the artistic impression of each one of them. Participating artists: Samar Magdy, Maysoon Alzerba, Heba Abu Alaala, Esraa Hatem, Reham Abu Alazm, Ingy Barakat, Lina Al-Magdoub and many more.
(the sculptures are on show at the gallery’s Facebook page @magdoub.design.studio).
Room Art Space & Cafe
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
The Spot mall, in front of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Due to the circumstances, Room Art Space & Cafe is preparing a photography exhibition online which will begin in April. The exhibition will invite viewers to vote on the best works. The six works that will receive the highest number of votes will be featured in Room’s online concerts. With music being the main activity of the venue, the exhibition will have music as its theme. Participating artists are Ahmed Waddah, Amr Tamer, Courtny Crawford, Dareen Abdullah, Emilien Astor, Farah Elshamy, Hafeeza, Hamsa Hussein and many more. To follow upon the exhibition, visit Room’s Facebook page. The online initiative is part of Roomgoing online.
In an effort to keep the arts alive, “Positive Space” evolved into an online collaborative project with 80 contemporary Egyptian artists such as Adham Badawi, Ihab Lotfy, Mohamed Rabie, Klay Kassem, Ahmed Osman, Mohamed Damarawy, Helmi El-Touni, Wael Darwish, Rania Abu-Alazm, presenting over 400 works that you can now shop, until 17 April, online on www.tam.gallery
F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6thof October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
“Daughter of the Sun (the third Cache)”, sculptures by Hassan Kamel (watch his works online @ZAGPICKGALLERY).
Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
Sketches by Farghali Abdel-Hafiz (watch his works online @Zamalekartgallery).
“Birds’ Dreams”,paintings by Khaled Sorour (watch his works online @Zamalekartgallery).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 16 April, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly