Egypt’s art world rallies to defend freedom of expression

The Art Newspaper,
24 January 2013, Egypt

Long Live Free Art, the rallying-call title of an exhibition that closed in Cairo on 15 January, succinctly expressed the Egyptian art worlds growing resistance to the new constitution, which was approved at the end of December, handing a majority victory to Islamists. Artists, curators, critics and academics have united against president Mohamed Morsi and his controversial charter, which they say threatens freedom of expression and creativity.