From Here To Fame present another event as part of their Arabic Graffiti project. The event takes place in Frankfurt, Germany as part of a festival of Egyptian culture.
From April 10th, street artists from Egypt, Tunisia and Germany including Aya Tarek, Ammar, El Seed, Andreas von Chrzanowski aka Case (Ma’Claim), Abo Bakr and Ganzeer will create a street art gallery. There will also be ten massive ankh sculptures (the Egyptian key of life) created by Egyptian artists, as well as other related events.
El Seed (Tunisia):
Ganzeer (Cairo, Egypt):
Ammar Abo Bakr (Luxor, Egypt):
Aya Tarek (Alexandria, Egypt):
Thursday 12th of April
Solitaire: theater performance by Dalia Basiouny, director and actress from Cairo
Followed by panel discussions with Dalia Basiouny and the street artists and the cultural activists Caram Kapp & Don Karl, moderated by Dr. Kersten Knipp.
Gallus Theater, Kleyerstraße 15, 60326 Frankfurt
Friday 13th of April
Opening of the Street Art Gallery
First Friday Egyptian Street Art & Arabic Graffiti
7:00 pm - Midnight
Arabic Graffiti - El Seed & Don Karl present the book and project
8:00 pm - Exhibition Foyer
Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution - Ganzeer & Don Karl
9:00 pm - Exhibition Foyer
Tutankhamun exhibition hall, Mainzer Landstraße, Güterplatz, 60327 Frankfurt am Main
More about the book:
“Since the start of the Arab uprisings the Middle East has seen an unparalleled explosion of graffiti. Many slogans which were later sung by the people on the streets first appeared on walls from Tunisia to Bahrain. Egypt has played a remarkable role in this phenomenon. Even when the army tanks rolled onto Tahrir Square in Cairo, they were immediately adorned with graffiti. Along with people from all walks of life, artists, calligraphers and designers took over the public space. In no time a vital and now globally acclaimed street art scene emerged.”
“Arabic Graffiti is an intercultural project by From Here To Fame that involves artists, activists and academics from various Middle Eastern countries and their diasporas. Started as an art and book project, the recent events in the region have led to an active involvement of many participants in the transforming changes of the region. Events and exhibitions are currently being developed in Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, France and Germany.”
“The project Arabic Graffiti & Egyptian Street Art is part of the Festival of Egyptian Culture* the program for the exhibition Tutankhamun - His tomb and treasures in Frankfurt.”
via From Here To Fame
Okuda is a Spanish graffiti graffiti artist and designer who has traveled to many corners of the world, from other European countries to the Americas, Japan, India and even Mali in Africa!
He’ll be back on the African continent this month as he will be a participating artist at City of Gold Urban Art Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Below are some works he did in Mali in 2011: