….wild is the wind…creative freedom is the seed….
I received this message on the 21st December 2012 from Samia Kamel in Cairo:
You are cordially invited to attend the Opening of the “Reflections between the past past and present ” exhibition at Al Hanager Arts Gallery-Opera House on Monday, the 24th of December, at 7 p.m.
The Exhibition will be held until the 29th of December from 10 a.m to 10 p.m.
I am looking forward to seeing you all there,
Works by Samia Kamel:
Works by Cecilia.W.Yu:
I would like to Thank Samia Kamel for her invitation to co-exhibit with her at the Al Hanagar Museum in the Opera House!
I would like to Thank everyone who enabled this Art Exhibition to happen!
Egyptians are the bravest people on this planet when it comes to defending their rights to access Art and Culture!!!!!!!!!
Freedom of Expression is inseparable from Life itself to All Real Artists !!!
News about Cairo during the exhibition are all over the world news:
This is the message for the Opening of the Art show via youtube! You will need to put on headphones to hear this…was on a train…hope the Morsi thing works out….I admire my fellow artistic professionals for standing strong on the issues of Freedom of Expression…..come riot, national referendum , or petrol bomb protest around the corner from the National Musuem…amazing! That is exactly showing the steadfastness that enabled our cultures to endure for more than 5000 yrs on this planet while so many dictators have come and died! :)
This is the draft of the poster I sent to Cairo….so they can “do their design stuff” print it into big poster size etc…but seriously protestors are throwing petrol bombs at one another around the corner…so Everyone will just have to do what they have to do. :P “Inshallah…it will all be wonderful!” as Samia would say! ♥
8/12/12-15/12/12 I am booked for an art show at the National Opera Art Gallery in Cairo Egypt. Show title; “5000 (B.A before+after) with Samia Kamel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soo happy about this!!!!
see Museum of Egyptian modern Arts venue: Wikipedia link to Gezira Center for Modern Art
The Gezira Center for Modern Art, also known as the Egyptian Modern Art Museum, is an art museum for modern and contemporary art, located in Cairo, Egypt. It is part of the National Cultural Centre with the Cairo Opera House, on Gezira Island, just across the Nile on Qasr el-Nil Street west of downtown Cairo.
The museum displays more than 10,000 paintings and sculptures that show the development of the Egyptian art movement from the early 20th century pioneers through contemporary artists’ works. There is a permanent collection of works by renowned Egyptian artists, such as:Mahmoud Sa’id, Ragheb Ayad, Mohammed Naghi, Gazbia Sirry, Inji Eflatoun, Tahia Halim, and Abdel Hadi el-Gazzar. It also has a collection of works by Ibrahim Mohammed Khalil, one of the pioneering innovators of modern Arabic calligraphy in Egypt.
We had to wait for 5 yrs cos so many things happened…EAF, recession, marriage, death, jasmine revolution! ♥ ♥ now is now!