The Contemporary Art Group (Gazzar, Nada, Rafi)

Without any doubt, The Contemporary Art Group is Egypt’s pivotal art movement and is behind the country’s spectacular Art Development. The Folk Realists, as the founders/artists were nicknamed, truly understood the Egyptian soul and produced works of unparalleled quality and creativity. Mentored by Hussein Youssef Amin, the most famous trio of Gazzar, Nada and Rafie narrates the social, religious, and mental state of the man on the street. The seminar explores the reasons for the movement’s emergence and presents in-depth its most important artists, their works and how they, until today, mould Egypt’s young generation of artists.