AL MASAR GALLERYΒ β”‚Contemporary Art

7 March – 21 March 2010

Al Masar Gallery for Contemporary Art & The family of the late philosopher, painter, educator and humanist & founder of the Contemporary Art Group: Hussein Youssef Amin β€œHYA”, is pleased to inform the public, scholars, art community; and the admirers of art everywhere, that the access to the artist’s collection will become available for viewing at many events and levels of exhibits, publications, workshops, and interviews, marking the history and revival of modern art in Egypt as an important segment of Hussein Youssef Amin’s global life 1904 – 1984. The Contemporary Art Group which developed the Egyptian identity through the artworks of its members, who became later the most acclaimed Egyptian artists; the artists were: Abdel Hadi Al Gazzar, Hamed Nada, Maher Raeif , Samir Rafi & Mogli, whose works will be featured at the exhibition as well.

The diversity of the material, encompassing hundreds of study sketches and paintings in oil, pastel, aquarelles, and hand written notes and articles make it difficult to release all at one time. Due to this difficulty, a viewing of HYA’s artwork is planned for the first quarter of 2010.

The first exhibit opening is scheduled on March 7th, 2010 in Al Masar Gallery in Zamalek, Cairo; followed by another exhibition for the artist’s drawings at the Egyptian Museum of Modern Arts in Cairo.

A full disclosure of the planned and proposed activities is being shared with the Ministry of Culture and his authorized agents in charge of such important heritage and essential part of the intellectual art movement in modern Egypt, which culminated itself, so naturally and originally, into β€œThe Group of Contemporary Art” since the mid 30’s, following three decades of academic and political development of Hussein Youssef Amin,Β  from 1904 in Egypt, Italy, Portugal, Brazil before returning to the source, Egypt where he passed-away in 1984.

Abdel Hadi El Gazzar

Hamed Nada

Hussein Youssef Amin

Maher Raeif

Mahmoud Khalil

Salem El Habashi

Samir Rafi