On Sunday 11 December Bahia Shehab will by giving a short artist talk about the state of graffiti in Egypt after the revolution in addition to showcasing some of her own work. Shehab became a political activist during the Arabic Spring when she decided to transform her earlier research and exhibited art project about Arabic calligraphy into graffiti in the streets of Cairo. Her street art features the arabic script 'No' together with different political claims such as "No to violence" and "No to military rule", always linked to cases of abuse performed during the protests. Especially iconic is the "blue bra" which Bahia started spraying after a woman was stripped of her clothes and beaten by the police - exposing the blue bra underneath.
Do you want to assist Bahia in the makings of her mural? You can! You can send us a message via Facebook and we will contact you a.s.a.p. Drinks and some food will be provided by Mediamatic.
Prince Claus Fund
For the past 20 years, the Prince Claus Fund has honoured visionary artists and organisations for their excellent, pioneering work in culture and development. On Thursday 15 December, HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands will present the 2016 Prince Claus Award to graphic designer, artist, educator and historian Bahia Shehab. Go here to see the other lecturates and full jury report.
Political Stencilling with Bahia Shehab
Live Stencilling: Sat. 10 (12:00 - 18:00) - Sun. 11 + Mon. 12 December (10:00 - 18:00)
Artist introduction: Sun.11 December 17:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam