‘Long Live Free Art’: Art as a weapon of resistance across generations

Focused on the theme of art as resistance, ArtTalks’ Long Live Free Art showcases graffiti, paint and sculptural works by prominent contemporary artists including Huda Lutfi, Mohamed Abla and Nermine Hammam, as well as promising up and coming artists Ahmed Sabry and Keizer.

The title of the exhibition, which was launched on 18 December, is evocative of a chant for a reason.

The works are inspired by the 1939 art movement Egyptian Art and Freedom Group created by five revolutionary artists and intellectuals George Henein, Ramses Younan, Fouad Kamel, Anwar Kamel and Kamel El-Telmessani who saw art as a force to liberate the mind and nation.

Fast forwarding to 21st century Egypt, where artists are still battling for freedom within a politically repressive environment, Long Live Free Art aims to generate debate over the meaning of freedom in contemporary Egypt.

On the opening night, ArtsTalk director Fatenn Mostafa, speaking

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