Exhibition: Modernist Women of Egypt at Green Art Gallery

 Margo Veillon, Untitled, 1967, Mixed media on paper, 34 x 48 cm

Margo Veillon, Untitled, 1967, Mixed media on paper, 34 x 48 cm

Modernist Women of Egypt at Green Art Gallery focuses on the period between the 1950s and early 1970s and the role of women artists from that period. The works in the exhibition addresses issues of nationalism, womanhood, activism, traditions and multiculturalism.

It features works by Inji Efflatoun, Vessela Farid, Tahia Halim, Zeinab Abdel Hamid, Effat Naghi, Marguerite Nakhla, Gazbia Sirry, and Margo Veillon.  

I interviewed Green Art Gallery's director Yasmin Atassi about this exhibition and discussed the reasons behind the show, the artists featured in it, the representation of women in art and if this is a feminist exhibition.

Listen to the interview here. 

The exhibition is on until 27th July. These are some of the works from the exhibition. You can see more here