18 Shots of the Revolutionary Art in the Streets of Egypt
By Joburg Post
Street art has always been a means of documenting events, dreams, ambitions, and messages. In Egypt, it has spread widely, especially after the revolution, when the art represented the images that the new generation wanted for the future. It was largely influenced by the history and the intense political situation. Despite the continuous attempts to erase these drawings, they keep on showing up every time. Here we document some of the revolutionary art found on the streets of Egypt.
Enough Sir Sayed
An image showing one of Naguib Mahfouz’s “Palace Walk” characters, Amina, who represents the submission to the patriarchy. The figure of Amina is surrounded by women who represent the complete opposite, like Latifa El Zayat, Umm Kulthum, and Nefertiti.
Why Are You Frowning? Come Dance with Me
An image drawn on one of Hoda Sharaawi Street’s buildings by a 19-year-old engineering student, Ahmed Hafez. The writings say “why are you frowning, come dance with me” and is quoting a Lebanese song. Hafez’s beautiful soul left our world a few years ago, but it is still remembered by this lovely painting.
A figure of one of the Egyptian Revolution‘s martyrs’, drawn on the walls of Mohamed Mahmoud street, holding a piece of paper with his name and his death date written on it with “Don’t forget why i died” written under the figure.
Revolution Is Art
With a ballerina on the right and a rebel on the left, revolution is art and art is revolution.
On a wall that was built to block one on Al Tahrir Square’s streets, the no wall graffiti is drawn.