Helen Stuhr-Rommereim

Helen contributes to the culture section of Al-Masry Al-Youm English Edition.  She graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio, United States with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Russian Literature.  Before moving to Egypt, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Russia.  Her website is www.helenstuhrrommereim.com.      

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At the end of October, Haris Epaminonda’s video “Tarahi II” screened during the Arab Shorts Festival at the Goethe Institute in Cairo. It was part of a program of supremely quiet, largely non-narrative films compiled by artist Maha...
There is a lot of art on the Internet. Most newly created art, no matter who makes it or where it is, will eventually find itself reproduced and represented in digital space — a document of an object that exists in the real world. But artist...
  When Ibrahim al-Dessouky, a professor of painting at Helwan University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, wanted to teach his class a lesson on how to draw flesh, he had to do so with an advisory note. “I wanted to explain the history of...
In the heady days immediately following Mubarak’s ouster last winter, Amira Hanafi and her colleagues at the Artellewa art space, like many people in Egypt, were in a particularly idealistic mood. In that rose-tinted moment, they began...
“Missing Pieces,” Karim Bakry’s project on exhibition at Mashrabia Art Gallery this month, began as a response to a request from a gallery in Gothenburg, Sweden that he, as an Egyptian artist, create a work to comment on the...
When Alaa Abd al-Hamid held his exhibition, "The Situation is Fluid," at Artellewa almost a year ago, the young sculptor was preoccupied with the slow encroachment of religious extremism, and wrapped his whimsical metal sculptures in...
The Egypt Photo Marathon is a mental and visual challenge, a game in which the competition is equal parts endurance and interpretation. Participants are asked to engage visually with their urban environment, finding and creating images that complete...
Since the Alternative News Agency (ANA), a workshop and publication project organized by the Contemporary Image Collective (CIC), was first held in 2010, a lot has changed in Egypt, not just in the realm of politics, but also in terms of how we...
Xenia Nikolskaya’s collection of photographs, “Dust,” currently on display in the Townhouse first floor gallery space, opens the doors to a host of forgotten spaces in Cairo, Minya, Alexandria, Port Said, and elsewhere in Egypt,...
Ajam Band is not just a musical group; it is a project of cultural preservation and revitalization. Their music is constructed to infuse rarely heard folk music of Iran with a contemporary energy, to create something that Iranian youth culture can...