06 Mar 2013
Last June, a famous olive oil soap “fossil” from the brand Nabolsy Shahin was exhibited in a vitrine at the Gezira Art Center in Zamalek, along with its trademark carton box. A little note read that the “fossil” had...
05 Mar 2013
Imagine walking, though this is not your average leisurely stroll. You cannot walk in a straight line. You brush or bump into at least 10 shoulders within one block. You keep your eyes on the ground to avoid angry glares and your arms...
03 Mar 2013
A once-prominent Egyptian belly dancer said she has decided to stop dancing, saying Islamists have destroyed art and creativity in Egypt.
“Artists are sitting at home because Islamists destroyed art and creativity,” 70-year-...
03 Mar 2013
For Ahmed Mehessen, aka “Teknyk,” his newly founded record label, Subspace, is “a world within a world.”
“That is what Subspace actually means,” Teknyk says. “It is a metaphysical place that...
27 Feb 2013
“Can’t you hear the rhythm?” asks local musician and curator, Yara Mekawei with her ears perked toward the street below and her eyes closed. “It’s in there, amidst the sounds of the horns honking, the feet...
26 Feb 2013
Former Cairo Opera House director Abdel Moneim Kamel passed away on Monday, at the age of 64.
Kamel has been active on the local and international cultural scenes for over 50 years. He left his post as director of the Cairo Opera House on...
23 Feb 2013
The photographs of the fields, some romantically clouded with mist, the donkeys, the palm trees, the expanses of crops. Greens and stillness.
The photographs of the bustling markets, the crowded streets with cars, motorbikes, people all...
20 Feb 2013
Ahmed Kassim handles paint confidently. He uses it in a relaxed way. He paints silhouettes and fills them in cursorily with thick paint. He drags paint quickly and thinly from one black outline to another to create forms.
18 Feb 2013
It was a landmark day when prominent women’s rights activist Doria Shafiq bravely led a march of 1,500 women to storm the gates of Parliament on 19 February 1951. After several hours of unrelenting protest, Shafiq was finally...
17 Feb 2013
As the number of active Internet users continues to rise in the Middle East and North Africa, social networking and digital media have been generating not only economic value into the region, but also cultural value.
Joining the ranks of...