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The Tunisian/French artist eL Seed’s installation Perception, was painted across 50 buildings in Cairo without the consent of the Government who have stopped street artists making work, and censure artists across many media. The installation was in an area called Manshiyat Nasr, where Coptic Christians live. They are called Zabaleen (the garbage people) but do not use this term themselves. They collect the city’s rubbish and recycle it, yet are discriminated against because of their work, and they are seen as dirty. The text eL Seed used is from Saint Athanasius of Alexandria, a 3 rd century Coptic Bishop and states: ‘?? ???? ??? ?? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?????’ (Anyone who wants to see the sunlight clearly needs to wipe his eye first). The anamorphic image took the artist and a team of workers over three weeks in install, and it could clearly be seen from the nearby Moqattam Mountain. Perception 2016 Installation, paint on 50 buildings

The Word is Art.

The Word is Art is a fascinating global overview of how contemporary artists incorporate text and language into work that speaks to some of the most pressing issues of the 21st century

Hauser & Wirth announce autumn program

Hauser & Wirth has announced its autumn program and it features a comprehensive exhibition by renowned artist Zeng Fanzhi this Autumn across three of the gallery’s spaces in Zurich, London and Hong Kong. The new form of presentation will reveal recent bodies of work, shown with important paintings.

REVIEW: Zabludowicz Collection – 20 years

There was a party atmosphere last night at the Zabludowicz Collection, celebrating their 20 years. The well healed mixed happily with young artists who were mostly milling around the bar and the food van. Inside we were treated to some highlights from the collection, we had important pieces by Sarah Lucas, Tracey Emin, Damian Hirst, Maria Lassnig, Sigmar Polke, Martin Creed and Rachel Whiteread.

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