Artists Visit the Sultan
12 February 2016
In spite of an unusually cold winter in Cairo, ARCHiNOS brings artists to the Sultan Qaitbey’s area in the “City of the Dead” where we are working on turning the reception hall of the Sultan’s palace into a place of art and culture serving the local community. In January, the young American artist Lydia Smith created next to the building a huge mural painting inspired by the craftspeople of the neighbourhood. This was a part of an artistic journey that takes Lydia to cemeteries of vastly different cultures all around the world. Soon we will be reporting on more art in the Sultan’s place, as another artist is already at work there.