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@Home with...The new dynamic of the Middle East Art Scene - Egypt

@Home with...The new dynamic of the Middle East Art Scene - Egypt

Date & Time

28 Nov, 19:00 GMT+4
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ABOUT THE EVENT

SPEAKERS :

Nadine A.Ghaffar, Founder and Curator of Art D’Egypte

Moataz Nasr, Artist

Bahia Shehab, Multidisciplinary Artist, Designer and Historian

MODERATOR : Vincent Larnicol, Art Expert, Collector & Contributor

Date  28th November 2021, 7pm UAE time (4pm France, 5pm Egypt)

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Following the success of the first chapter of “The New Dynamic of the Middle East Art Scene" series dedicated to UAE, we are delighted to invite you to the second chapter - Egypt.

The past 10 years have been exciting for the Art scene in the Middle East.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have seen the multiplication of Art Fairs, Biennale, Art Foundations, Institutions, Art Places, Museums, Art schools, etc.

The 2nd chapter of our series will focus on Egypt. A panel of 3 distinguished Art players in conversation with Vincent Larnicol, will take us through their role, sharing their vision and the way this new dynamic is opening new horizons.

Nadine Abdel Ghaffar is an Egyptian curator, art consultant and cultural ambassador. In 2016, she established Art d’Egypte, one of the most sought-after multidisciplinary art consultancies in the region, which has a twofold mission: to advance the international profile of modern and contemporary Egyptian art, and to help preserve and promote Egypt’s rich culture and heritage.

She has curated four highly successful exhibitions for Art d'Egypte showcasing the works of over 50 Egyptian artists: Eternal Lightat the Egyptian Museum (2017); Nothing Vanishes, Everything Transformsat the Manial Palace (2018); Reimagined Narrativesat four sites on al-Mu'izz Street in Historic Cairo (2019) and Forever Is Now at the Giza Plateau(2021). 

In 2019, Art D’Égypte received the patronage of UNESCO for having a vision that aligns with the 2005 convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression.

Moataz Nasr, a self-taught artist lives and works in Cairo. He gained local recognition marked by many prizes before breaking into the international art scene in 2001, notably winning the Grand Prix at the 8th International Cairo Biennale. Since then, he has participated in numerous large international gatherings, such as the Venice, Seoul, Sao Paulo and Bogota biennales, and exhibited in many prestigious contemporary art venues. Today he is considered one of the greatest representatives of pan-Arab contemporary art.

Showing complex cultural processes currently underway in the Islamic world, Nasr’s work surpasses idiosyncrasies and geographical limits and voices the worries and torments of the African continent. The feeling of belonging to a specific geopolitical and cultural context and the need to maintain a link with his homeland are key elements of the artist's life and work.

Bahia Shehab, a multidisciplinary artist, designer and historian, whose work focuses on the interaction and intersection of modern identity and ancient cultural heritage. Her imaginative combination of calligraphy and Islamic art history produced cutting edge, beautiful, impactful street art and continues to inform her work as an educator and designer.

She investigates art history to reinterpret feminist discourse and social issues. Her research is largely concerned with understanding the Arabic letters and has been preoccupied with Arabic calligraphy in much of her work. Her work has been displayed in exhibitions around the world and she has received several awards and recognition for her achievements.