Arab Today, arab today gandhi poster into the egyptian revolution
Last Updated : GMT 04:56:22
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Gandhi poster into the Egyptian revolution

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Gandhi poster into the Egyptian revolution

Cairo - Arabstoday

On poster exhibition called \"Did you sense the spirit of Gandhi in Tahrir Square?\" at El-Sawy Culturewheel compiles works by artists from Egypt, India and Africa. The display is the second exhibition from the ongoing India by the Nile festival (13 April – 13 May), which has a rich programme aiming to present a variety of aspects of Indian culture to Egyptian audiences. The \"Gandhi in Tahrir Square\" exhibition will be held until 9 May The first exhibition was organised by the Embassy of India within the festival\'s framework, with the first one being \'Akshara, Calligraphy in Arts\', held 15 - 21 April. \"Did you sense the spirit of Gandhi in Tahrir Square?\" exhibition is the result of a competition launched on 2 October 2013, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi\'s birthday in 1869. The competition targeted two groups of artists: from Egypt and from an India-sponsored cooperation platform between India and African countries. Prizes were distributed to each group separately. Moreover, the artists were divided into two groups: youth (school-age students) and adults. According to information provided by Second Secretary for Press and Political Affairs from the Embassy of India, Bijay Selvaraj, 80 works from Egypt and over 70 from the India-Africa platform were submitted for final evaluation. In January 2013 a jury consisting of artists from India and Egypt chose the winners. The exhibition inauguration was attended by Kirti Menon, Gandhi’s granddaughter. The first prize for the Egyptian poster designer went to Amr Shaalan for his photography depicting an aerial view of Tahrir Square, filled with people praying. Though the image is well-known to the audience following Egypt\'s events, Shaalan used it in order to connect with the pre-eminent leader of India. By usage of shades of sepia, the face of Mahatma Gandhi emerges from the Egyptians in the square, as his ideas of non-violence and peaceful resistance become an integral part of the January 2011 revolution. Sandeep Raj. K is the first-prize winner from India. On the other spectrum from Shaalan, Sandeep Raj used the minimal visual elements to convey to the viewer strong meanings, maximised by his symbolic language. In the centre of the white screen we find Gandhi\'s characteristic round eyeglasses frames, whose round shadow turns into two round peace symbols. At the bottom of the canvas we find a small map of Egypt with a sign: \"HERE, it\'s again the vision of peace.\" As the first prize winners, Amr Shaalan will travel to India where he will be hosted by a design school for a short workshop, while Sandeep Raj will have a training in Egypt at Mohamed Abla\'s art school in Fayoum. Works displayed at El-Sawy Culturewheel\'s Word Hall are testimonies to a variety of the artistic approaches to this interesting crossroad between the Egyptian revolution, its social and ideological values and Gandhi\'s powerful visions. Many of the artists portray Gandhi\'s face safeguarding the peaceful protesters and Tahrir Square, as we find it in works by Reham El-Sonbaty, Amal Hosny Abdel Salam or Nashwa Aly Abdel Malek, from Egypt. Mohamed Mahmoud El-Sharkawy, also from Egypt, adds a gigantic number 25 to the similar concept of Gandhi and crowds in Tahrir Square. Reham Sayed Khulief brings the element of Facebook to the equation, where the Indian icon posts one of his wisdoms: \"I can\'t teach you violence as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you how to bow your heads before anyone - even at the cost of your life.\" It is apparent that most of the Egyptian artists chose to remain strongly linked to the concepts of Tahrir as a geographical location, masses filling the square, Facebook and Twitter contribution to Egypt\'s revolution. While doing so they reached to the physical presence of Mahatma Gandhi or quotes from his philosophy promoting non-violence, social change, women\'s roles, compassion and the power of truth. While the designers from Egypt use tools that have a very straightforward vocabulary, they also apply their ideas onto the well-known photographs that emerged during the first 18 days of Egypt\'s revolution and were repetitively shown in all international media. Those direct and expected ideas might result from the strong emotional, direct involvement in the events of their country that the young artists feel. Time will definitely provide them with more metaphoric reflections on the revolution, meanings behind it and how it can relate to Gandhi\'s wisdom. Artists representing India-Africa are not influenced firsthand by changes taking place in Egypt. Their knowledge is based on images and news transferred to their respective countries by media channels. Understandably, their take on the January revolution will be somewhat different to that of the Egyptian artists. It is the international artistic language, combined with their knowledge of Gandhi that triggers creative reflections about Egypt. This is how Prem Kumar from India creates a puzzle with the face of Gandhi, the frame of his glasses in the centre of Tahrir. Equally, insights are transferred in design by Sidharth Jain, the second-prize winner from India, where Gandhi\'s figure brings peace to Egypt depicted on the map. Samuel Tsegaye from Ethiopia limits his artwork to a brilliant outline of Gandhi\'s face where the black ink carries dispersed scenes from protests. Different in its artistic approach, works by artists from India and Ethiopia specifically give a very important and refreshing perspective to Egypt\'s revolution, infusing it with reflections characterised by important geographical and ideological distance, allowing the artists to nourish their works with unlimited powers of creativity. The exhibition showcases many important values within one theme. Different cultures and nations, reflect on the revolutionary events, while many artists are not directly involved or affected by Egypt\'s realities. As such, the display becomes a platform for an engaging artistic discussion around Egypt\'s revolution. It also sends clear messages to the viewer about different layers of creativity, education, perceptions, artistic extensions and limitations that characterise artists in different corners of the world.   Source: Ahram Online

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today gandhi poster into the egyptian revolution Arab Today, arab today gandhi poster into the egyptian revolution

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017

GMT 06:15 2017 Monday ,27 February

Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017
Arab Today, arab today 17.4 million tourists visit UAE in 2016

GMT 00:47 2017 Monday ,27 February

17.4 million tourists visit UAE in 2016
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today UN envoy sets out framework

GMT 07:25 2017 Monday ,27 February

UN envoy sets out framework
Arab Today, arab today Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars

GMT 03:52 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار الثقافة والفنون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'

GMT 06:42 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 07:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Ola Ghanem hopes to work with M.Ramadan

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 10:51 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Pigs with edited genes show resistance

GMT 14:04 2017 Friday ,24 February

Messi visit will contribute in tourism

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 01:04 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Nokia 3310 is back — and so is 'Snake'

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday