The bourgeoisie, real estate & nation-building, or how the Egyptian & Middle Eastern art markets operat

In 1989, Egyptian billionaire businessman Nassef Sawiris walked in to a trade fair at the Marriott Hotel in Cairo. Various luxury goods were exhibited alongside high-end furniture and expensive antiques. An exhibition of works by important artists of the period occupied one corner. The portraitist and still-life painter Sabry Ragheb was the most prominent member of … Continue reading The bourgeoisie, real estate & nation-building, or how the Egyptian & Middle Eastern art markets operat

‏ ‏Viktor Dyndo’s uncut impressions‎

An overwhelming sense of excitement and familiarity arises the moment the viewer’s eye falls on Viktor Dyndo’s work. Familiarity is caused by the flag-burning image, which has become a political fetish crowding the Internet and television. On the other hand, excitement is associated with the intense appearance of symbols in an extraordinary atmosphere. However, Dyndo’s … Continue reading ‏ ‏Viktor Dyndo’s uncut impressions‎