the bee kingdom

AZA-Fridon original
Caricature of Abushady (1928), by the Persian Alexandrian artist Mohamed Fridon.

The Bee Kingdom is several projects in different media drawn from materials left behind by the artist’s grandfather, Egyptian poet, publisher and bee scientist Ahmed Zaky Abushady (1892-1955). Projects include an archive, artworks, and a book in progress.

 


Image: Annie and Zaky Abushady (ca.1921), part of a project for ‘Piss and Vinegar (art and ferment)‘ at FOODshed, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn (Summer 2014). Curated by Amy Lipton.

Two editions of lithographs were produced with BroderPress, NY.

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Title of print: “Caricature of A.Z.Abushady by Mohamed Fridon, 1928
Date: 2014
Medium: Lithography on rag paper
Dimensions: 15 x 11 inches (unframed)
Edition of 25 + 5 A/P

Title of print: “Abushady’s Complete Specification, 1919
Date: 2014
Medium: Lithography on rag paper
Dimensions: 15 x 11 inches (unframed)
Edition of 25 + 5 A/P


Ping Pong composite
“Edham the Atheist” is a condensed excerpt of a chapter from The Bee Kingdom (family memoir/novel) that appears in the October 2015 issue of Ping Pong under “Fiction”: http://www.pingpong.henrymiller.org

Edham the Orientalist, 2013, oil on birch panel; and Edham the Atheist, 2013, digital prints. The Wayland Rudd Collection, organized by Yevgeniy Fiks. Photo: Etienne Frossard
‘Edham the Orientalist,’ 2013, oil on birch panel; and ‘Edham the Atheist,’ 2013, digital prints. The Wayland Rudd Collection, organized by Yevgeniy Fiks. Photo: Etienne Frossard – more info

Vinegar
Image: ‘Piss and Vinegar (art and ferment)’ at FOODshed: Art and Agriculture in Action. An exhibition of upstate/downstate NY artists who work with food and agriculture. Curated by Amy Lipton. CR10 Arts, Linlithgow, NY. August 8 – September 5, 2015. Press

Alexandria, 1981
Slice of the Corniche viewed from hotel window. Alexandria, Egypt, July, 1981. Photograph: Joy Garnett.

Immigrant Zero” by Maged Atiya (March 29, 2015) commemorates the anniversary of A.Z. Abushady’s death (April 12, 1955), and the plight of Egyptian liberal thinkers. Read it on his blog, SalamaMousa: reclaiming Egypt

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