Wednesday, June 5, 2013
From 11am to 1.30pm
Lecturer: Fatenn Mostafa
The seminar History of Egyptian Modern Art Part Two is a two and a half hours introduction to the spectacular development of Egyptian Modern Art from the 1940s to 1970. It will cover the 1940s surrealists of the Art & Freedom Group; the 1950s Contemporary Art Group and will conclude with (propaganda) art under President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
Using works of significant artists as reference points such as Abdel Hady el Gazzar, Hamed Nada, Injy Aflatoun, Samir Rafi, Tahia Halim, Gazbia Serri Hamed Owais and others, the seminar is a voyage into the
artists’ insatiable quest for a national identity.
Pre-registration is required.