Egypt

Shows

Tea with Nefertiti in Valencià

Tea with Nefertiti in Valencià

Posted November 11th, 2013

Egypt, Shows

After a critically acclaimed run at Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha and l’Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern hosts the groundbreaking exhibition Tea with Nefertiti this fall. “Tea with Nefertiti:. The making of an artwork by the… Read More

Shows

Destruction and Restoration in Egypt – Antiquities that survived 2011 uprising

Destruction and Restoration in Egypt – Antiquities that survived 2011 uprising

Posted October 2nd, 2013

Art History, Egypt, Shows

An exhibition of ancient artefacts that narrowly survived the turmoil of the 2011 Egyptian uprising opened in Cairo on Monday under the title “Destruction and Restoration”. The exhibit consists of 29 artefacts, including 11 that had been stolen from the famed Egyptian Museum near Cairo’s… Read More

Sculptures

Lost Egyptian City Heracleion Found Underwater After 1200 Years

Lost Egyptian City Heracleion Found Underwater After 1200 Years

Posted June 11th, 2013

Art History, Egypt, Sculptures

Underwater archeologists are currently unearthing the mysteries of Heracleion, bringing amazingly well-preserved artifacts out of the ocean that tell the story of a vibrant classical-era port. Heracleion, also known as Thonis, was an ancient Egyptian city near Alexandria. It was known as early as the… Read More

Videos

Global Street Art – Palestine, Egypt and Libya

Global Street Art – Palestine, Egypt and Libya

Posted April 6th, 2013

Arab World, Egypt, Graffiti, Libya, Palestine, Street Art, Videos

Journalist and blogger Soraya Morayef, who has covered the Egyptian revolution’s graffiti, produced new video reports about the street art of the Arab world, as part of a series for MOCAtv, the YouTube channel of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Read Soraya Morayef’s… Read More

Music

Nothing Escapes My Eyes – Short film inspired by Aida

Nothing Escapes My Eyes – Short film inspired by Aida

Posted March 27th, 2013

Architecture, Egypt, Film, Music

This is the story of one of the greatest operas ever written, and the opera house in Cairo in which it premiered. When the famous Khedivial Opera House in Cairo was completely destroyed by fire in 1971, it was replaced by a three storey parking… Read More

Shows

Cairo. Open City. New testimonies from an ongoing revolution

Cairo. Open City. New testimonies from an ongoing revolution

Posted March 26th, 2013

Egypt, Photography, Shows

“Cairo. Open city. New testimonies from an ongoing revolution” is an experimental, continually regenerative exhibition project. Not only does it afford an insight into the freedom movement currently underway in the Arabian world but also seeks to write a new chapter in the history of… Read More

Politics

Artists in Egypt work in a tense atmosphere

Artists in Egypt work in a tense atmosphere

Posted February 10th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Egypt, Graffiti, Politics

The political rise of the Brotherhood and more extremist Salafis scares Egyptian artists, writers, satirists and journalists. Brotherhood leaders engulfed by political unrest and economic turmoil have not, at least at this point, shifted significant attention toward galleries and museums. Jeffrey Fleishman reports for the… Read More

Politics

Egypt’s art world defends freedom of expression

Egypt’s art world defends freedom of expression

Posted January 25th, 2013

Censorship, Contemporary Art, Egypt, Politics

Artists, curators, critics and academics fear that the new constitution threatens censorship of the arts and culture in Egypt. “Long Live Free Art”, the rallying-call title of an exhibition that closed in Cairo on 15 January, succinctly expressed the Egyptian art world’s growing resistance to… Read More

Videos

Videos from the Michael C. Carlos Museum

Videos from the Michael C. Carlos Museum

Posted August 8th, 2012

Africa, Art History, Asia, Egypt, Museums, Videos

The Carlos Museum has grown to become one of the US Southeast’s premiere art museums with major collections of Classical, Ancient Egyptian, Near Eastern, Ancient American, African, and Asian art, as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present…. Read More