the bee kingdom

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(2013-ongoing)

The Bee Kingdom comprises several projects in different media drawn from materials left 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.

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