First Landing in Egypt @ Darb 1718
April 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
The first Museo landing in Egypt is planned for April 2014.
Darb 1718, the Egyptian Contemporary Art and Culture Center, serves as a trampoline to advance Egypt’s burgeoning contemporary art movement. Darb does this while also engaging with various social and cultural groups in the Fustat community.
From April 7, 2014 2:00 pm – April 12, 2014 7:00 pm, behind the Hanging Church in Old Fustat, local artists, citizens, guests and children will enable the first Museo Aero Solar landing in Egypt. This landing conforms with Darb 1718’s broad and comprehensive artistic vision that embraces works of largely unseen local artists alongside those of established regional and international artists who have rarely or never exhibited in Egypt, and providing local artists with opportunities for international exposure along with developmental programs that include workshops, debates, films and other educational initiatives.
The Museo also brings attention to the general issues of plastic bages, throwaway culture and sustainability. This connects with other Darb projects such as “Out To Sea“, a project in Egypt focusing on the Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Nile River, that brings the largely invisible impact of plastic consumption to our conscious every day thinking.
Darb was founded by Egyptian visual artist and cultural activist Moataz Nasr.