Egyptian art- How long will it last?



Weaam El-Masry

Since the fall of former president Mubarak’s regime, Egypt’s art world is anticipating somewhat of a crisis.
Issues formerly regarded as taboo, such as corruption, sexuality and poverty, are now openly presented in Cairo’s art galleries.
There is, however, deep uncertainty as to how long it will last.

Local artist Weaam El-Masry, whose nude paintings are hazardous regarding the new forming tendencies, says she is worried about the prospect of the new government.

“They think art is forbidden.” says El-Masry.
Now what’s left to do is hope for the best, wait, see and paint.


-Dance in Paradise



– Untitled