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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

Art Book : Nature Morte by Michael Petry

Nature Morte : Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition is a daring, convincing and completely on-point collection of modern still-life that features both canonical and lesser-known artists alongside several that have recently exhibited in London; Sarah Lucas, Clare Tworney and Robert Gober.

Michael Petry Answers FADs Questions

All the works made coded reference to very hot topics of the day before the 2008 election. I think my gallerist was very brave to put the show on even though all the objects were very beautiful, the US was still in the grips of Bush induced fear and many of the works in the show were blogged about in detail, and mainly incorrectly.

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