Egyptian artists’ struggle is reflected in work

The tense situation in Egypt is becoming a more and more common theme in the recent art of the country.
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As Egypt continues to struggle at the hands of the conservative Muslim Brotherhood, the results of this struggle continue to be clearly dictated through the art of the country. One example is Marwa Adel, whose photographs represent the growing repression of women and who was recently scolded at her own exhibition by a member of the Brotherhood.

‘He had a long beard and he stood up and told me, “How could you do something like this? You are a Muslim.” He said women should be veiled and covered. His kind wants us to cover our minds, our issues. I told him, ‘Don’t worry about me. I know my God very well,’ she told The Los Angeles Times.

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