Modern Egypt project featuring Downtown – Official Facebook Page
CAIRO – 17 September 2017: A modern Egypt project curated by Mohamed El Shahed at the British Museum in London will feature pieces such as posters of downtown Cairo.
Downtown Cairo is an iconic architectural creation, an art extravaganza, a harmonious symphony of east meets west where contemporary meets classic. It fuels creativity, ignites minds and provides inspiration of which each corner is perfectly photogenic.
Shahed is a specialist on modern Egyptian architecture, urbanism and visual culture. His research focuses on architectural modernism in Egypt. He established a project in the British museum called the “Modern Egypt Project” in which he is responsible for building a new collection of material culture from the past century in Egypt.