Exhibition at the Maq‘ad of Sultan Qaitbey

27 January 2018

Izabela Uchman is particularly well-placed to comment on the matters of coexistence, as she is standing at the crossroads of the languages, cultures and traditions of her native Poland and of Egypt, where she lives and raises a family, as well as between her training as an artist, a fine arts conservator, and a linguist.

She expresses herself through Arabic calligraphy, but instead of traditional reed pens she uses a variety of different techniques resulting in unconventional forms, often working with Japanese inks and brushes. Her works exhibited in the maq‘ad of Sultan Qaitbey reflect of different aspects of coexistence as a human condition, and also on the coexistence of the meanings of words and their visual appearance in calligraphic compositions.

The exhibition opened on 27 January 2018 and will be on show until 3 February each day except Friday, from 10 AM till 6 PM.

Tree planting in the Qaitbey's area of the City of the Dead