Reimagined Narratives is the third in a successful series of annual art exhibitions to be held at different heritage sites across Egypt. The exhibition is held under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, brought together a diverse range of 28 contemporary Egyptian artists, who installed a unique collection of their contemporary art works in an experiential exhibition in four main locations along Mu’iz li-Din Allah al-Fatimi Street in the UNESCO world-heritage site, in historic Cairo: Bayt El Suhaymi, Qalawun Complex, Moheb El-Din Hall, & Maq’ad Mamay Al-Sayfi Hall.
Exhibiting artists: Ahmed Askalany, Ahmed El Shaer, Ahmed Farid, Ahmed Karaly, Ahmed Keshta, Amir Youssef, Diaa El Din Daoud, Farida El Gazzar, Fathi Hassan, Ghada Amer, Hany Rashed, Heba Y. Amin, Huda Lutfi, Ibrahim Ahmed, Ibrahim El Dessouki, Ibrahim Khatab, Islam Shabana, Karim El Hayawan, Marianne Fahmy, Marwan Elgamal, Medhat Shafik, Moaaz El Dmasy, Mohamed Monaiseer, Mohamed Shoukry, Mohamed Banawy, Sherin Guirguis, Tarek Naga and Yasmine El Meleegy.
A strong educational collateral program has been organized hosting local, regional and international scholars, professionals, curators and key-note speakers to talk at over 10 lectures that are open to the public.
Additionally, Art D'Égypte allowed 5 galleries to collaborate for the collateral exhibition "29th Letter of the Alphabet" hosting the works of over fourty artists in Tamara building, Downtown Cairo.
Finally, for the first time this year and in the Egyptian art landscape, we managed to secure residences for our artists at local factories such as KAMA Iron Manufacturing, NADIM Factory, Meuble el Chark and Marmounil. These residences allow our artists to execute their vision, with all the raw materials, space and machinery required to do so.
In addition to repurposing heritage sites to promote and showcase contemporary Egyptian art, the exhibition also aimed to draw attention to the venues on Mu'iz Street. In conjunction with the planned events, Art D’Égypte has succeeded in helping the Ministry of Antiquities secure in-kind donations from private sector donors for the lighting, sanitary ware, landscape repair, security cameras and fire extinguishers.
Sponsors and support
Special thanks to the main sponsors, whose support helped make "Reimagined Narratives" come to life.