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Sunday, 29 December 2019

Egyptian cartoonists of the past century brought together in Ubuntu’s exhibit

Cartoonists of the past century brought together in Ubuntu’s group exhibition: Cairo-based Ubuntu Art Gallery has put on a humorous exhibition that features 220 cartoons by 78 Egyptian artists that tickled Egyptians’ funny bone over the past 100 years. The exhibition shows a variety of topics Egyptian cartoonists covered over the course of the past century and pays homage to those who used humor and art to portray social, economic, and political challenges facing the country. However, these caricaturists are struggling socially and financially. Samir Abdelghany, who curated the exhibit and is a cartoonist himself said, “all of the contemporary cartoonists in this exhibition agree on one thing: We are battling for survival,” according to Al-Monitor. You can see the gallery page with the caricatures displayed here.

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