The “Crossroads: A Collector’s Tale” curated by Nagwa Ibrahim at the Picasso Art Gallery in Cairo, offers a journey into the world of art. It presents the private collection of dedicated collectors Joumana Mourad & Rabie Besiso, reflecting their years of exploration across various artistic mediums, genres, and periods. This exceptional collection mirrors their diverse personal tastes, sensibilities, and shared passion for art. Featuring a wide range of paintings and sculptures by renowned modern and contemporary Arab artists, the collection’s common threads are the quality and the unique creative language each artwork embodies.
More than just a tour of a private collection, “A Collector’s Tale” is an emotional experience that distinguishes between acquiring art and the personal act of collecting. These artworks tell stories that delve into the minds of creative individuals, bridging past and present dialogues and emphasising how art continues to resonate in our lives. This exhibition reignites curiosity, encourages new perspectives on art collecting, and fosters a profound appreciation for the power of artistic expression.
Step into a journey that transcends time and space, where the art of collecting unlocks a gateway to endless possibilities. Featuring over 80 masterworks from the 1940s to the present, including both modern and contemporary art, this exhibition presents a captivating array of paintings and sculptures that depict the evolution of artistic expression over the years. The exhibition showcases works by artists such as Abd Elghafar Shedid, Adam Henin, Adel El Siwi, Hamed Ewais, Hamed Nada, Samir Rafi, Gazbia Sirry, Mahmoud Mokhtar and many more, each contributing to the rich tapestry of artistic creation explored in this collection.
About Picasso Art Gallery
Picasso Art Gallery, situated in the heart of Cairo, stands as an institution in Egypt’s vibrant art landscape. With a rich history spanning over half a century, they have served as a central hub for artists, art enthusiasts, and collectors, effectively bridging the gap between established Egyptian artists and emerging talents. Over the years, they have welcomed an array of inspiring and dynamic artists and audiences, enabling them to establish a legacy and cultivate an extensive network of Egypt’s most renowned artistic talents.
Location: Picasso Art Gallery, Cairo
Dates: 19 October 2023 – 8 November 2023