The April issue of ArteEast features handmade protest signs of the Egyptian revolution.
This issue takes as its focus the popular literature of the Egyptian Revolution. Drawing on protest signs, graffiti, and street art in Tahrir to read the culture of resistance particular to the Egyptian Revolution, the curators examine how protesters changed the political narrative through the use of images, memorials, and expressions of daily life. Featuring examples from an extensive gallery of online images culled from the collections of several prominent Egyptian journalists and activists, the online piece is a visual tour of some of the creative production of Egypt’s Revolution. A collaborative curation project split between New York City and Cairo, this is ArteEast’s first critical look at the cultural production related to recent political developments in the Middle East.