This is an exhibition that reflects on the role of women artists in the development of Egyptian Modern art. Looking at how Egypt’s unique engagement in the early 20th century with issues of nationalism, womanhood, activism, traditions and multiculturalism produced a substantial environment for women artists to develop.
Modernist Women of Egypt focuses on the period between the 1950s and early 1970s featuring works by artists Inji Efflatoun, Vessela Farid, Tahia Halim, Zeinab Abdel Hamid, Effat Naghi, Marguerite Nakhla, Gazbia Sirry, and Margo Veillon.
- Margo Veillon, Metamorphose, 1967, Mixed media on paper, 30 x 50 cm. Courtesy of Green Art Gallery, Dubai.