The Art of Disruption: Art D’Egypte’s Retrospect An Exhibition In Partnership with Christie’s London
The Art of Disruption: Art D’Egypte’s Retrospect is an exhibition taking
place in London in partnership with Christie’s and curated by Art D’Egypte. Art D’Égypte is an Egyptian
Cultural Operator founded by French-Egyptian Art Consultant and Curator Nadine Abdel Ghaffar taking
the world by storm, and leading the way in the discourse and movement towards cultural renaissance on
an international scale.
The Art of Disruption: Art D’Egypte’s Retrospect is an exhibition that will utilize discursive practices
and disruptive modes of interpretation, this exhibition reflects on time and timelessness. Showcasing the
works of international artists, that explore the nature of juxtaposition, envisioning a future that is anchored
in a deep knowledge of the past and the present. The exhibition examines how art can act as a mode of
disruption, creating a space of interaction and perception, and conceptualizing the artist’s visual language
against an ever changing societal backdrop.
The exhibition will be in partnership with Christie’s London, and will take place at the Egyptian Cultural
and Educational Bureau in Mayfair, London from the 18
th until the 25
th of May. The exhibition will be open
for the public.
Exhibiting artists are internationally recognized names showcasing their pieces from Forever Is Now and
Forever Is Now 2 including JR, Jwan Yosef, Sultan bin Fahad, Gisela Colón, Natalie Clark, SpY, and
Ahmed Farid. More details on the artists and pieces to be excited can be found below. The pieces will be
displayed in sand mirroring the Giza plateau.
You can find more information on the Artists and Artworks to be exhibited below:
JR, “Greetings from Giza”, 2021
JR has the largest art gallery in the world. Thanks to his photographic collage technique, he exhibits his
work free of charge on the walls of the whole world – attracting the attention of those who do not usually
go to museums.
Jwan Yosef,“Vital Sands”, 2022
Jwan Yosef is a Syrian-born, Swedish-patriated visual artist who lives and works between London, UK &
Los Angeles, CA. Yosef holds an MFA from Central Saint Martins, London, UK & a BFA from Konstfack
University College of Arts, Stockholm, SE, where he studied plastic arts.
Sultan bin Fahad, “R III”, 2021
Sultan bin Fahad considers art as a journey between intangible memories and tangible cultures.
Throughout his abstract drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations bin Fahad’s central theme and
object of concern remains material culture in his native Saudi Arabia.
Gisela Colòn, “Eternity Now”, 2023
Through a vocabulary of anthropomorphic geometries, Colón challenges, deconstructs and expands on a
predominantly male-dominated Minimalist canon, creating space for women, Latinx and underrepresented
peoples. Her pristine light-activated sculptures are created utilizing innovative 21st century designs.
Natalie Clark, “Spirit of Hathor”, 2022
Natalie Clark is a classically trained British-American sculptor, collector, art advisor, educator, and
children’s book author. Influenced by extensive travels around the world, Natalie’s work is a global fusion
of modern design, ethnographic styles, and organic forms found in nature.
SpY, “ORB”, 2022
SpY is an international public and urban artist whose work consists of transforming spaces into
experiences through artistic interventions. The contextual art projects of Spanish artist SpY are among
the most original and talked-about contributions in the evolution from urban art to public art.
Ahmed Farid, “The Beautiful Mess II”, 2022
Ahmed Farid was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1950 where he currently lives and works. Farid is an Egyptian
visual artist with a degree in social sciences and an early career in marketing communication and
As part of the exhibition, there will also be an exhibit of 16 Digital Prints, 50x70cm, from Forever Is Now
and Forever Is Now 2. Exhibiting artists will be Emilio Ferro, Mohammad Al Farraj, Natalie Clark, Jwan
Yosef, SpY, eL Seed, Zeinab AlHashemi, Ahmed Karaly, Therese Antoine, Lorenzo Quinn, Sultan Bin
Fahad, Moataz Nasr, Alexander Ponomarev, Gisela Colon, and Joao Trevisan.