Stefania Angarano, a Cairo based Italian curator and Director of Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art in Cairo, will hold a lecture about art in public spaces.
She will present From Rags to Riches, a pioneering project devoted to public art made out of recycling material. Angarano will explain the innovative mission and the goals of the project to the wide audience of students and professors of the Faculty of Applied Arts.
She will focus on explaining how the recycling materials can have an artistic potential and how they can become a hidden treasure when subjected to an artistic and creative process.
The art talk will suggest also, how FRTR aims to address the search for a better quality of life and the positive process of changing how a city’s residents both see and experience the surroundings that they share.
The talk will be held in Arabic
WHEN: 9 May, 2016
WHERE: Faculty of Applied Arts – Helwan University
3, Zewail Street, in front of Al-Orman Park, Cairo
The Value of Public Art
Public art may not be that valuable to most people, but it is, at least for us artists. If you ask me, art is not about the money, it is more about delivering a message. Personally, I view art as a way to express myself, I try to channel my emotions to the art that I do. I am someone who focuses on paintings, though I may not be famous, but I do want to bring change to this world. I let the public see my art for free.
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Aiming to become a dynamic and permanent tool to create encounters and share knowledge and experiences, FRTR Platform organises lectures and Q&A discussions with prominent Egyptian artists, architects and consultants who engage with their experience to foster awareness on public space, public art and use of up-cycled materials.