Image of Via Sophiatown, April 15, 2018 - Press/Louvre Abu DhabiCAIRO – 16 April 2018: Louvre Abu Dhabi's opening season continues on with exciting new events such as a lecture on Modern artist Ibrahim El-Salahi on Wednesday and a performance by the band Via Sophiatown on April 19 and April 20.Thanks to the help of the planned Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will feature a talk by Professor Salah Hassan titled "Ibrahim El-Salahi: The Cosmopolitan Modernist" which will be held at the auditorium of the Louvre Abu Dhabi at 7 p.m. El-Salahi was one of the forefathers of Modern Art in Sudan, and served as an important figure, contributing to African Modernism.His artwork is currently displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi gallery "Challenging Modernism", thanks to a generous loan from Guggenheim. The gallery serves to highlight some of El-Salahi's most important works, along with a 2010-2013 retrospective by Salah Hassan of his work as curator at the Tate Modern and Sharjah Art Museum. [Example of Ibrahim El-Salahi's artwork, April 15, 2018 - Press/Louvre Abu Dhabi]Via Sophiatown will perform at 8 p.m. for two days at the museum. Their aim is to revisit classical Arab film and music, incorporating elements of these into their music and art. Bek misses old popular Arab pop songs while La Berza gets to work setting it up alongside Golden age clips, creating an experience both nostalgic and new.
Source: Egypt Today April 16, 2018 08:37 UTC