Gallery Girl meets Mo Negm

Mo Negm’s vibrant canvases are densely populated by crowds of people. Full of movement, unrestrained use of colour, texture, and the vague outlines of Arabic calligraphy in the background, the paintings convey a sense of mystery, while drawing the viewer in to his multicoloured world. Gallery Girl chatted to Negm about colour, language and social […]

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Gallery Girl meets Katia Boyadjian

Normandy based artist Katia Boyadjian was born into a long line of photographers. Her father Angelo had a studio in Cairo where she was born and lived for two years before settling in Paris following the events that occurred in Suez in 1956. With experience as both a muse and an artist, her artwork fuses […]

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Gallery Girl meets Nadia Gohar

A line in the press release for Egyptian artist Nadia Gohar’s most recent exhibition at The Table in Toronto, Canada reads: ‘It is important to consider the dimensions of one’s inherited identity and the ways in which it may have been produced and reproduced.’ Gohar’s work combines sculpture and painting to touch upon her own […]

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Basim Magdy @ Arnolfini

If you were an animal, what you would you be? A whale. They’re too big to care. – Basim Magdy, An Apology to a Love Story The Future is Your Enemy reads the text printed on a large screen that appears on the poster of Basim Magdy’s incumbent exhibition at Arnolfini in Bristol. The screen […]

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Ancient Egyptian Beauty @ Two Temple Place

The Bulldog Trust only holds one exhibition a year at Two Temple Place but it is always spellbinding. The building itself is truly luxurious. Designed by John Loughborough Pearson for William Waldorf Astor, the neo-gothic mansion has been embellished with only the finest decoration from top to bottom. The latest adornments come in the form […]

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Losing the Compass @ White Cube

To us westerners, carpets are soft floor furnishings that don’t tend to conjure up much thought. Whilst they make for a more comfortable foundation than tiles or wooden floorboards, most of us wouldn’t even think to stop and admire the ground beneath our feet. Historically, carpets have carried a more artistic status when they have […]

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Wael Shawky @ Serpentine

Egyptian artist Wael Shawky is enjoying his first major London show at the Serpentine Gallery. The gallery hosts drawings, puppets and political film Upon entering the gallery, the visitor is greeted by a procession of puppets standing statically and in a dimly lit room, all facing the same direction. The figures seemed to me, somewhat […]

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