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 holding an exhibition entitled New Waves in Contemporary Egyptian Art, for the first time in Kuwait. The exhibition runs until 1st of March 2019.
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 Elshaer produces figures from the popular and mass culture of the Arab world, Ali Abdel Mohsen harshly portrays landscapes of social and moral decay, Hani 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 standardised formulas of Egyptian contemporary art, offering a new perspective on the genre.
- Victoria Cornacchia
Location: Contemporary Art Platform, Industrial Shuwaikh, Block 2, Street 28, Life Center (same building as Eureka), Mezzanine, Kuwait.