MASHRABIA GALLERY cordially invites to attend the opening of the exhibition " Omm Kolthoum" by Bahgory, on Sunday April 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM. The exhibition runs until Sunday May 5.
This exhibition is dedicated exclusively to the survival of an icon who touched the souls of generations of Egyptians and who has lost none of her lustre with the passage of time: Omm Kolthoum. Bahgory has been working for years on the perfect portrait of Omm Kolthoum. So it is not surprising that we find her again and again at the heart of his exhibitions, a central figure, alone or in the middle of the orchestra, with her beloved, indispensable musicians supporting and enveloping her, blending with her clothes, melting into her skin. But in most paintings the singer is alone, and her solitary presence invades the surface of the canvas, releasing an energy that seems to want to break out of its physical confines. Regardless of our judgement - extremely subjective after all - on the painter’s success in capturing his favourite model, what remains, to our delight, is the wonderful display of all the steps he took to get there.
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
8, Champollion St., Downtown - Cairo
Phone 02 25784494 - Mobile 0100 1704554
Opening hours: Daily except Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.