Devised as a way to encourage a sense of cultural community during the Covid-19 outbreak, and offer a platform for artists to talk about their work, the Friday Hangout series brings together people interested in Arab culture for a weekly online chat over their lunch breaks, wherever they may be ‘staying home’ in the world. Every week we welcome a guest or two to chat about their careers, their recent projects, and anything else which might be on their minds!
This week we are delighted to welcome Najlaa El Ageli and Amado Alfadni for our 11th Hangout. Najlaa is the founder of Noon Arts Projects, an arts organisation with a focus on Libyan and North African art. She has curated over fourteen exhibitions globally including London, Malta, Spain, Libya and Italy.
Amado is a Sudanese-Egyptian artist whose childhood was composed of two different environments: the Cairene street and the Sudanese home. The relationship and the tension between these two elements strongly influence his view of both cultures.
Together we will be discussing Waves, a virtual exhibition currently available to view online via the Sulger-Buel Gallery. Curated by Najlaa El Ageli and featuring the works of five North African artists including Amado Alfadni’s Ace of Spades, a series of prints examining the exploitation of human beings who have been historically forgotten and overlooked.
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