Mai Elwakil
 
If you belong to the Cairo hipster scene, you’ve probably caught a glimpse of a bob of curly, black hair out of the corner of your eye at an underground art exhibition, but in a blur of handbags and notebooks read more
 
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In conversation: Lara Khaldi on earth, artists’ books and Sharjah Biennial 13
Mai Elwakil | "Every two years Sharjah becomes a center of sorts for Arab artistic production"
The games that happen behind the camera: A conversation with filmmaker Ahmed Elghoneimy
Mai Elwakil | "The cast gets implicated in the films, and we develop them together"
The 2016 Dubai Design Week: High hopes for sustainable design in the region
Mai Elwakil | Designers utilize old skills and local materials to make new products at Dubai Design Week.
Talking about the quietly fascinating 12th Sharjah Biennial
Jenifer Evans and Mai Elwakil | Mai Elwakil and Jenifer Evans talk about their impressions of the 2015 Sharjah Biennial.
A review of Hany Rashed’s toys
Mai Elwakil | For months now, Hany Rashed has been fascinated with the possibilities of plastic. He
Weekly focus on state culture: Censoring creativity
Mai Elwakil | Filmmakers, performers and musicians in Egypt tread a fine line. A creative work must not advocate atheism,
 
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Weekly spotlight on state culture: Looted artifacts return to Egypt