“The Power of Art in the Egyptian Revolution”
Mohammed Abla, the premier Egyptian contemporary artist and activist, will give a free talk. Abla frequently uses art to confront pressing social and environmental issues, and he has been a strong proponent of the January 25 revolution since 2011, serving on the Constitutional Draft Committee of Egypt. His artwork, always politically charged, has mirrored the tumultuous transition following the revolution in his paintings. His purpose for touring the states is to promote the use of art as a bridge between differing cultures and religions.