Tache Art gallery opens a solo exhibition for the internationally acclaimed Egyptian artist Nadia El Tatawy. Entitled “Good Vibrations”, The exhibit features 26 paintings (oil on canvas) created around the theme of music: from the visceral experience of playing, watching a band and classic orchestra, to the expressions of dance, theater and poetry- often accompanied by music. Nadia El Tatawy has developed this collection since 2006 this is her first exhibit since the Revolution. “Good Vibrations” will be running from 21 May until 17 June 2011.
According to Taya El Zayadi, co-owner of Tache Art, the time seemed right to show an artist like El Tatawy: “there is something so fresh, joyous and moving about her use of strong colours, precise knife-like brush strokes, vibrant motifs and textures… there is a timeless, enduring quality about her art that appeals to Egyptians and international audiences alike.”
Starting 1969 up until today, Tatawy’s artwork has expanded all over the globe from Cairo to USA and Europe.
When a group of youth activists called for a nation-wide protest on January 25, few people thought much of it.
There had been many protests in years past, most of which would gather just a few hundred activists who would linger for some hours before eventually getting tired and going home. What happened in Tahrir Square on January 25, however, and what unfolded in the 18 days after, was a revolution of momentous proportions. Not only was a leader ousted, but the very cultural fabric of the country was transformed; voices were found, creativity was unleashed, and Egyptian people connected – in many cases – with the very essence of who they are. In the 18 days of the revolution, Egyptians – young and old, rich and poor, male and female, Coptic and Muslim – came together in what, looking back, one can describe only as Utopia.
We had lots of guests at the opening of Tache Art Gallery say a word of congratulations to the artist Huda Lutfi and give Tache Art Blog their impressions on the gallery. Here are some more videos, and we’ll be sharing the rest soon!
With all the action and excitement on the opening day of Tache Art Gallery, we couldn’t help but wish to capture it all on camera, and so we did.
Tache Art Blog asked guests and friends of the artist Huda Lutfi and the gallery owners Taya Elzayadi and Cherine Badrawi to tell us what they thought of the space and the exhibit. We couldn’t have been more pleased with their enthusiastic reaction.
What a day!
Yesterday we opened our doors for the first time with a retrospective by the internationally acclaimed Egyptian artist Huda Lutfi with a show entitled “Twenty Years of Art.”
We couldn’t be happier with the turn out and the fact that people were simply having great fun.