Middle-Eastern Art seems to be the hot thing at the moment. With the international auction house, Christies, setting foot in Dubai back in 2005, the market has seen a long overdue international interest as well as significant growth in terms of sales and artistic production – and prices, needless to say.
The seminar provides an introduction to the key players that are shaping today’s booming market – from fairs to museums as well as top artists and iconic works from Arab and Iranian artists.
The seminar will also reflect on where Egyptian Contemporary Art stands within the regional market and on how and if the Arab Spring is playing any role in the development of Middle-Eastern Contemporary art.
Middle-Eastern Art seems to be the hot thing at the moment. With the international auction house, Christies, setting foot in Dubai back in 2005, the market has seen a long overdue international interest as well as significant growth in terms of sales and artistic production – and prices, needless to say. The seminar provides an […]
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 […]
A diamond in the rough, the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art in Cairo houses the most comprehensive public collection of Egyptian modern art in the world. With works by more than 1,500 Egyptian artists and a collection of over 15,000 works, of which about 500 are on display, the museum is most often overshadowed and […]
This seminar offers an introduction to international key trends and movements that have shaped the past 40 years, while providing a brief overview of the Cairo arts scene post 1970’s. It will focus on the definition of what contemporary means and how it can be appreciated and valued, introducing the attendants to all the […]
This seminar is a 3-hour introduction to the glorious history of Egyptian Modern Art. It examines the reasons behind the birth and rise of Egyptian Modern Art at the turn of the 20th century, with the founding of the Fine Arts School, all the way through to the 1960’s. Using the work of significant artists […]
Following the 1952 revolution, Egyptian visual arts got their share of upheaval and shattered dreams. With the nationalisation of assets and lands, the mind of the artist and intellectuals was nationalized. Art became a government mouthpiece, devoid of freedom and independence. The seminar covers the period from late 1960’s to the present and aims at […]
One of Egypt’s overlooked, yet pivotal art movements is the Art & Freedom Group, founded by rebellious, intellectual scholars, writers and artists. This seminar aims at giving a deep understanding of the importance of that movement as well as its relevance to today’s political, religious and social context and revolutionary times. It covers the founders, […]