Ancient Egyptian Art revived

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 29 April 2013

Soraya Morayef will give a seminar hosted by the Material Cultures of Prehistoric and Dynastic Egypt Research Network at the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology on 2 May.

The talk on ‘History Rewritten: Ancient Egyptian Art revived through post-revolutionary graffiti in Cairo‘ will introduce images of street art in Egypt after the revolution, then focusing specifically on the artist Alaa Awad, who made magnificent murals that replicated ancient Egyptian temple murals and symbols, yet changed some elements to make them more relevant to the political events unfolding in Egypt over the past two years.

The speaker will provide contextual analysis, linking the old with the new; the lecture should appeal to an audience interested in Egyptian politics, ancient Egyptian art and current Egyptian pop culture.

Start: May 2, 2013 5:30:00 PM

Location: UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology