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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

The paintings in the exhibition

Young Woman in Red 04 – 2021
210 cm x 140 cm | oil on canvas

Elmermah 2021 Sufi festival
200 cm x 300 cm | oil on canvas

Cow Market – 2021
50 cm x 70 cm | Aquarell on paper

Felucca – 2021
50 cm x 70 cm | Aquarell on paper

Angels of mercy arround – 2022
170 cm x 300 cm | oil on canvas

Temple workers – 2022
100 cm x 50 cm | oil on Paper

The farewell – 2022
150 cm x 270 cm | oil on canvas

Cow market 2 – 2021
50 cm x 70 cm | Aquarell on paper

Sarah red hair – 2020
35 cm x 50 cm | oil on canvas

The hope – 2022
190 cm x 110 cm | oil on canvas

Sailboats – 2022
50 cm x 70 cm | soft pastel on paper

Suez Canal 2022
200 cm x 400 cm | oil on canvas

Ahmed – 2021
107 cm x 150 cm | oil on canvas

Sarah ─ sketch (III) – 2020
50 cm x 70 cm | oil on canvas

Selked – 2022
50 cm x 70 cm | charcoal on paper

Sarah ─ sketch (I) – 2020
40 cm x 60 cm | oil on canvas

Camel market – 2022
125 cm x 200 cm | oil on canvas

Omnia – 2020
51 cm x 60 cm | oil on canvas

Sarah ─ sketch (II)  – 2020
35 cm x 50 cm | oil on canvas

Sarah in Black – 2021
240 cm x 150 cm | oil on canvas

Marching women – 2022
120 cm x 200 cm | oil on canvas

Temple keeper – 2022
50 cm x 70 cm | Soft pastel /charcol on paper

Moled ─ sketch 2022
58 cm x 122 cm | charcoal sketch

Seshed – 2022
50 cm x 70 cm | charcoal on paper

Nephtys – 2022
50 cm x 70 cm | charcoal on paper

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.”