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More hurdles to clear: What a new committee organizing festivals means for the future of artistic events in Egypt
A decree issued last week imposes severe restrictions on the organization of art events in Egypt
Whose surrealism? On When Art Becomes Liberty
Ismail Fayed | There is no liberty in revolutionary art existing according to the whims of the art market and a security
The art disasters that led to a ban on unauthorized work on public statues
Jano Charbel | Jano Charbel looks back at a few of the kitsch, offensive and bizarre public statues that have graced
June 30, 3 years on: Protesting intellectuals revisit their position
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | Participants in the Culture Ministry sit-in talk discuss shifts in their allegiances since supporting
Yet another culture minister: Ministry familiar Helmy al-Namnam
Six months after previous culture minister Abdel Wahed al-Nabawy took office, the Culture Ministry
Egypt at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: An open letter to the Culture Ministry
Mohamed Elshahed | Egypt can potentially present a successful exhibition, given the rich field of work undertaken here in
The lost art of patronage: 5 remarkable Egyptian art patrons
Fatenn Mostafa Kanafani | The history of Egyptian modern art is rich with patrons whose legacy, visionary commitment and generosity
The 3-month mark: What has the new culture minister achieved and provoked?
Rowan El Shimi | This week seems like an appropriate time to step back and look at Egypt’s state culture. It’s
Buyer beware, part 2: The way forward
Fatenn Mostafa Kanafani | Over the past decade, ample calls have been made to create a system for the authentication of works by
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Khaled Fahmy
5 reasons to object to the banning of Exodus
Two weeks ago I went to watch Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings here in New York after reading
Sultan al-Qassemi
Egypt’s art museums: Out of sight, out of mind
Tucked away in the bustling commercial street of Mohamed Pasha Said in the Janaklees district of Alexandria
Culture, the state, and the culture of the state
I thought it appropriate to start this article with an excerpt from a poem by the famous Palestinian
Storytelling fest cancelled by Qena governor, artists left wondering why
Yet another culture minister: Ministry familiar Helmy al-Namnam
Actor Youssef Ismail to direct newly opened National Theater
Ministries of Endowments, Culture to fight extremism
Reshuffle brings old faces to culture and antiquities ministries
Weekly focus on state culture: Board of censors to be reformed
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