Location: Contemporary Art Platform (CAP Kuwait), Industrial Shuwaikh, Block 2, Street 28, Life Center (same building as Eureka), Mezzanine, Kuwait.
New Waves in Contemporary Egyptian Art 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. While Ahmed El-Shaer 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 humoristically 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.