Tag Archives: Downtown Cairo

Spanish Graffiti Artist Comes to Cairo: Eva Mena

Eva Mena, aka Den, is a 33-year-old graffiti artist from Bilbao, Northern Spain, who came to Egypt this week to take part in the Fourth Mediterranean Hip Hop Festival (also called Meeting of Mediterranean Urban Culture for some reason), sponsored … Continue reading

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Souria Mustafa Optical: Vintage Glasses Galore in Downtown

Clearly, this isn’t a post about graffiti but I’ve seen these cool glasses on so many of my intellectual/funky artist/Leftist/Middle-Class-With-Identity-Issues friends and longed for a pair of my own. Souria Mustafa is a small and seriously dusty optical shop just … Continue reading

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This Is Not Graffiti: Group Exhibition at Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art

If you take graffiti off a street wall and put it inside a confined space, is it still graffiti? Does street art maintain its value when you remove the noise, the faces, and the life of the streets and put … Continue reading

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Cairo Street Art – Downtown Graffiti

‘Excuse me,’ he walks up to me as I hesitantly put my camera down, ‘What does this picture mean?’ He points at the Keizer stencil of Mickey Mouse on the grey wall. Mahmoud Bassiouny Street on a Saturday afternoon is … Continue reading

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