Mahmoud Mukhtar Cultural Centre in Cairo, Egypt, is hosting two exhibitions from 6 to 16 July.
“Motion and Stillness” is the theme title of an exhibition hosted at the Isis art gallery in the Mukhtar Centre, displaying sculptures by Farid Mahmoud.
The ten-day exhibition includes 30 sculptures that disclose the sculptor’s visual thesis on contemporary artistic and technological perspectives, tackling the constant change and its continuous phenomena in the sculptural forms and their entities.
Between this stillness and that motion, various artistic and aesthetic concepts are formed in the artworks.
The idea of the exhibition is an outcome of the sculptor’s interest in and scientific tending towards continuous experimental attempts.
Sculptor Farid Mahmoud is an assistant Professor of Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University.
The second exhibition is being held at Nahdet Misr (Egypt’s Renaissance) art gallery under the theme title of “Nile Women” by the contemporary artist Phoebe Said.
The exhibition includes 30 paintings that convey a philosophical vision inspired by ancient Egyptian art.
Ms Saeed portrays her woman in full form, showing her delicacy and confidence, strength, pride, dignity, calmness, and sometimes sternness.
Ms Saeed uses varied compositions and rich colours to display feminine beauty, expressing it in its most glorious form.
The artist, Phoebe Saeed, is a professor at the Faculty of Applied Arts, Helwan University, Cairo. She already has done contemporary mural artworks, and environmental design works. She received a number of awards, and some of her artworks have been published in the American Art Magazine.
Mahmoud Mukhtar Museum is located in Gezira, Cairo, on the Gezira Island in the Nile between Cairo on the east and Giza on the west. Built with a charming neo-pharaonic façade, it houses the sculptures of Mahmoud Mukhtar (1891 – 1934), the father of modern Egyptian sculpture.
12 July 2023