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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cairo Graffiti Gets More Attention, its Own Panel

I've noted multiple times how the graffiti walls on Muhammad Mahmoud Street in Cairo have become a major artistic phenomenon. Now the American University in Cairo (on whose walls much of the art is painted) is holding a panel of the artists themselves, on Monday at the downtown AUC campus, to discuss the art,as part of its "In Translation" series. More on the panel here, and flyer at left if you're in Cairo.

Meanwhile the suzeeinthecity blog has yet another of her collections of the graffiti, focusing largely on the Pharaonic themes. Even CBS News has gotten on the bandwagon. And recently, murals went up on the concrete block walls used by the authorities to block off the key streets between Tahrir and the Interior Ministry.

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