Darb 1718 for Contemporary Arts is organizing a workshop to learn how to compose a message with ordinary objects, operated by Youssef Limoud and starting from 7.30pm Monday 23rd of January 2012
About the artist :
Youssef Limoud is an Egyptian artist and art critic, born in Egypt in 1964. He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo and at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf, Germany. His work comes out of an interest in abstraction as a language in which invention, analysis, and the chemistry of paint can work in a melting pot with each other. He has shown his works in private and group exhibitions in Cairo and internationally. He has been living and working in Switzerland since 1990.
Workshop topic :
The concept of 'Found Objects' in the history of visual arts, was started almost a hundred years ago by the Dadaists when Marcel Duchamp founded his theory, the Readymade.The Dadaists mainly based their work on this concept of 'Found Objects', and the German artist Kurt Schwitters who was part of the movement allegedly said: “Everything an artist spits out is art.”
Since then, the artistic sense has developed in such a way that the artist started manipulating undisguised objects to create works of arts that reflect on the meaning (ideas) and and are loaded with a spirit of a whole generation. An example is the German artist Joseph Beuys who used objects found in everyday life and transferred them into meaningful art works.
In this workshop we will be using objects that we usually throw away: pieces of wood, plastic, metal, kitchen tools, etc and we will try to release its hidden energy, each artist in his own way.
Using whatever exist around: found objects or useless old things as a potential material for creating significant pieces of art
Terms of submission
Places limited to 12 people
Duration: 10 sessions of 3 hours each
start date: Monday 23rd Jan 7.30pm
end date: Monday 20 Feb
*Course sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays – all starting at 7.30pm
Fee: 1000 LE
Please call the mobile number 01117409697