Modernism on the Nile
November 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary
with author Alex Dika Seggerman
Saturday, November 16 — 4:00 pm
Analyzing the modernist art movement that arose in Cairo and Alexandria from the late 19th century through the 1960s, Seggerman reveals how the visual arts were part of a multifaceted transnational modernism. While the work of Egyptian artists during this era may have appeared to be secular, she argues, it reflected the subtle but essential inflection of Islam in the overarching development of Middle Eastern modernity.