A Cultural Icon Tells Her Own Story
DOHA, QATAR - You can’t take tea with Nefertiti: But if you could, the queen of ancient Egypt might seize on the opportunity to lament that she has come to represent a narrative of “cultural otherness,” or so surmise the curators of “Tea With Nefertiti,” at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.
DUBAI — This year, for the first time among the nearly 300 galleries fine-tuning their last-minute preparations for Art Basel, there are two galleries from the Gulf region: Green Art Gallery and Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde.The inclusion of the galleries, both from Dubai, has signaled for many a sign of the maturation of the Middle Eastern art scene and its increasing global presence.
CAIRO — A diamond in the rough, the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art houses works by more than 1,500 Egyptian artists, mostly from the middle and late 20th century, including the internationally renowned painters Mahmoud Said and Abdel Hadi Al-Gazzar and the sculptor Mahmoud Moukhtar.
CAIRO — Mud-brick houses are hardly the first image that comes to mind when one thinks of luxury jewelry, but they are precisely what Azza Fahmy reinterpreted as silver and gold brooches for her debut jewelry collection, “Houses of the Nile,” in the early 1980s.
CAIRO — While thousands of Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square last month to demand that the government release the blogger and activist Alaa Abdel Fattah from prison, Cairo’s fashion-forward crowd ventured onto the streets for a different reason: to shop.