Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Rise and Rise of Street Art in Cairo

"Cairo’s street art scene has seen a renaissance of late. Before graffiti was mostly of the ‘Hamada loves Lulu’ variety with some local gangs logos making appearances and shout outs to the likes of Eminem and Metallica, political statements were far and few in between. Today you can’t get away from the political and social statements boldly being made on bridges, under-passages and walls. From stencilling to coloured murals Egypt’s capital has been witness to a cascade of artistic expression that accurately reflects the current mind-set and thoughts of most."  The full article is below:


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