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Exhibition at SMÄK

State Museum of Egyptian Art

from 29/11/2022 to 05/03/2023

An Egyptian Story.
Paintings by Alaa Awad

The special exhibition “An Egyptian Story. Paintings by Alaa Awad“ shows selected works of art by the contemporary painter Alaa Awad, who became known as a street artist for his large-format murals in Cairo in 2012. The exhibition takes up his most important creative phases: in addition to impressive oil paintings and drawings, for which Alaa Awad finds inspiration in ancient and contemporary Egypt, the artist will create a new mural live in the exhibition as a special highlight.
SMÄK
State Museum of Egyptian Art
Arcisstrasse 16
80333 Munich / Germany
https://smaek.de/ausstellungen/an-egyptian-story-paintings-by-alaa-awad

Ausstellung im SMÄK

Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst

29.11.2022 – 05.03.2023

An Egyptian Story.
Paintings by Alaa Awad

Die Sonderausstellung „An Egyptian Story. Paintings by Alaa Awad“ zeigt ausgewählte Kunstwerke des zeitgenössischen Malers Alaa Awad, der durch seine großformatigen Wandgemälde in Kairo im Jahr 2012 als Streetart-Künstler bekannt wurde. Die Ausstellung greift seine wichtigsten Schaffensphasen auf: neben beeindruckenden Ölgemälden und Zeichnungen, für die Alaa Awad Inspiration im alten und kontemporären Ägypten findet, wird der Künstler als besonderes Highlight ein neues Wandgemälde live in der Ausstellung gestalten.
Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst
Arcisstraße 16
80333 München / Deutschland
https://smaek.de/ausstellungen/an-egyptian-story-paintings-by-alaa-awad
alaa awad - the artist - علاء عوض

alaa awad - the artist
علاء عوض

Welcome to Dr Alaa Awad
He became famous for his special murals on Mohamed Mahmoud Street in Cairo of 2012.
His paintings , drawings, mosaic and his murals capture the history and traditions of Egypt, which he translated into a colorful neo-pharonic style. Many of this same images can be seen in Awad's artwork today as he is inspired from the famous works of art from Ancient Egypt that may be seen in temples and museums.

He take familiar images that surrounded Egyptians and placed them in a different, contemporary context.
“I am proud about it,” he says. “When I was young, I saw pictures of Tutankhamun, Nefertari and Nefertiti. They were like treasures for me. Ancient Egypt was a big civilisation. I must make people remember this culture, this history – because we can lose it. And we can’t know our future if we forget our past.”

The new paintings

Alaa Awad – Painting 2020

Elmermah 2020
Acrylic on canvas 120 x 90 cm

Alaa Awad – Painting 2020

The farewell 2020
120 x 195 cm, Oil on canvas

Alaa Awad – Painting 2020

El Mermah 2020
100 x 150 cm, Oil on canvas

Alaa Awad – Painting 2020

Nephthys 2020
35 x 50 cm, Oil on canvas

Alaa Awad – Painting 2020

The Zodiac 2020
90 x 105 cm, Oil on canvas

Alaa Awad – Painting 2020

Egyptain women 2020
100 x 150 cm, Oil on canvas