MASQ – Maq’ad of Sultan Qaitbey
December 8, 2017: opening, 5.00pm – all welcome
Art Jameel is celebrating the third annual exhibition of work by alumni from the Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Cairo. Taking place at MASQ – the Maq’ad of Sultan Qaitbey, a restored part of the magnificent Mamluk palace complex in Cairo’s medieval City of the Dead district, the exhibition will run from December 9 to 13, 2017. It will feature a total number of 120 artworks in ceramic, woodwork, and metalwork by seventeen alumni. As well as the exhibition, the alumni group will participate in a fair outside the venue, where their works will be for sale, in the bustling heart of a neighbourhood long synonymous with traditional arts and artisanal crafts.
The annual alumni exhibition provides an opportunity for former students of the Jameel House of Traditional Arts to exhibit artworks completed since graduation, and for collectors and enthusiasts to support these upcoming artists by acquiring their works for sale. The first two annual alumni exhibitions held at the British Council were a great success, with more than 100 works in woodwork, ceramics, and jewellery displayed by more than 15 artists.
The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts – together with Art Jameel and the Cultural Development Fund of Egypt – jointly opened the Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Cairo in 2009, where students enrol in a two-year programme to study the traditional arts. Students graduate from the programme with a deep understanding of both the principles and practical application of the traditional arts, furthering opportunities for careers in the arts, heritage conservation, architectural preservation and the creative industries.
To find the exhibition at MASQ, see the location here.