Art workshop aims to tell old Cairo stories through large mosaic



Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 06:14 GMT


Mon, 24 Apr 2017 - 06:14 GMT

Photo courtesy of Flying Carpet Workshop official Facebook page

Photo courtesy of Flying Carpet Workshop official Facebook page

CAIRO – 24 April 2017: “Flying Carpet,” a community artwork workshop, will take place from May 1-24 at Darb 1718 Art and Culture Centre in Old Cairo, with the aim of creating a large mosaic piece that limns the stories of the neighborhood

The workshop consists of eight sessions, in which participants will collect raw materials, such as newspapers, wood panels, plastic pieces, textiles and photos to use them to create artwork pieces.

These pieces will later be connected to create one large mosaic work, similar to traditional Girih tiles in Islamic architecture.

The project aims at showing “individual artistic creativity in the larger social context of the environment,” according to the official Facebook page.

Upon completion, the Flying Carpet mosaic artwork will be presented in Darb 1718 at the end of the workshop on 25 May.

The workshop sessions are scheduled twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, for three hours, starting at 3pm. Participation is for free, however a fee of EGP 100 should be paid as a guarantee of commitment that will be returned at the end of the workshop.

The workshop instructor Susken Rosenthal is famous for her conceptual artworks and large-scale installations that have been set up temporarily in public spaces around the world, such as Finland, Japan, France and Portugal.

Registration is a must:

For more information call: 01020318144



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