Zeinab Salem Exhibition
Cairo, July 5 2011, Celebrating Kempinski's European heritage and appreciation of fine art and culture, Kempinski Nile Hotel's Chocolate Lounge will premiere a special art exhibition, for Egyptian renowned pop artist Khaled Sorour in the hotel's Chocolate lounge, Cairo's only art cafe & in conjunction with ZAMALEK ART GALLERY. Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid 1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art challenged tradition by asserting that an artist's use of the mass-produced visual commodities of popular culture is contiguous with the perspective of fine art. Pop removes the material from its context and isolates the object, or combines it with other objects.
KHALED SOROUR is a Professor in the Faculty of Art Education Helwan University & a renowned member of the Syndicate of Plastic Arts and many art groups and societies in Egypt. An active participant in the art movement since 1985 and has many private group exhibitions in Egypt and abroad. Mr. Sorour acted as the Assistant Commissaire Egyptian Pavilion, Biennale of Venice 2007 & Egyptian Commissaries, Vienna 2007. Has won numerous awards and Scholarships, one of the most important is the art scholarship in the United States of America. Mr. Sorour has acquisitions in many of the organizations, institutions and a number of Arab and foreign countries. His work relies on two main sources which are Egyptian daily life and Egyptian folklore, either the ancient Egyptian or Nubian.
"We are proud to be hosting an exhibition that introduces a European artistic style with a concept that refers not as much to the art itself as to the attitudes that led to it and with an artist whose main interest is the life of ordinary Egyptians, and his art works closely related to this life and to the Egyptian street as well." States Fuat Korogolu General Manager, Kempinski Nile Hotel. "Building on Kempinski's European flair, Kempinski Nile Hotel will continue to support painters & sculptors, who are prevailing modernist approaches to culture as well as traditional views of Fine Art through monthly exhibitions in the Hotel's Chocolate Lounge"