AL MASAR GALLERY │Contemporary Art
His Excellency the minister of Culture & artist Farouk Hosny will kindly inaugurate the exhibition
7 February – 7 March 2009
Al Masar Gallery is pleased to announce this important solo exhibition by the Artist M. Taha Hussein, which will feature his latest paintings of 2008 and in celebration of the artist’s 80th birthday. Al Masar Gallery is also proud to take you through a journey of 55 years into the art of Taha Hussein as this exhibition will also highlight Taha Hussein’s work from 1955 to 1999. The unique artist Mohamed Taha Hussein was born in Gamalia on 14 February 1929. He was raised in the historical districts encompassing the environs of El Azhar and Sayedna El Hussein mosques. Both areas are rich with Islamic architecture and centers of cultural activity as places of religious and political discourse, with its richness of social and political traditions, political pulse, and human behavior. So he lived in a unique atmosphere of a special place among the Arab world which inevitably contributed to the depth and religious references in his art.