february, 2019

05 febAll Day01 marNew Waves in Contemporary Egyptian ArtContemporary Art PlatformEvent Type :Art,Exhibition

Event Details

Ahmed Askalany, Ahmed Elshaer
Ali Abdel Mohsen, Hany Rashed
New Waves in Contemporary Egyptian Art
Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait
5 February - 1 March

In collaboration with CAP kuwait, we're pleased to announce that Ahmed Askalany, Ahmed Elshaer, Ali Abdel Mohsen and Hany Rashed, are having an exhibition entitled New Waves in Contemporary Egyptian Art, for the first time in Kuwait, the exhibition runs till 1st of March 2019.

This exhibition embodies diverse personal and social views through various artistic approaches, each one challenging expectations. Bronze and other traditional materials are reinvented, and discarded materials such as cardboard are revived, to be juxtaposed to digital technologies. As a quasi-constant reference point stands the exposure to Western media and the alienation of the present Contemporary society. Also, we're pleased to announce that Hany Rashed will be present on the opening and the first days of the exhibition.

While Ahmed Elshaer produces figures from the popular and mass culture of the Arab world, Ali Abdel Mohsen harshly portrays landscapes of social and moral decay, Hany Rashed divests replicable subjects of any semblance of personality, and Ahmed Askalany humouristically overdraws the human features of anonymous characters. The digital prints, collages, and sculptures of this unconventional exhibition give shape to a small array of the artistic talent present in contemporary Egypt and dismantle standardized formulas of Egyptian contemporary art, offering a new perspective on the genre.”

- Victoria Cornacchia

Date :
Opening : 5th of February at 7:00 PM
The exhibition continues till 1st of March 2019


February 5 (Tuesday) - March 1 (Friday)


Contemporary Art Platform

Shuwaikh Industria, Al Asimah, Kuwait