6 - 12 January 2000
Issue No. 463
|Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875|
Around the galleries
A NUMBER of veteran as well as younger artists have been exhibiting work inspired by the holy month under the all-embracing title "Visions of Ramadan". Besides Hussein Bicar they include Omar El-Nagdi, Ibrahim Shakir, Amr Abdel-Zahir, Faris Mohamed Faris and Mohsen Abul-Azm. To varying extents, and employing a wide variety of approaches, these artists set out to celebrate Ramadan primarily as a cultural occasion, one whose human reverberations reach back through a vast historical and social expanse. Children holding their Ramadan lamps, old inner-city clusters of alleyways and foul carts are only a few of the subjects depicted.
Reviewed by Nagwa El-Ashri
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