Cairo’s streets witnessed two graffiti murals being added to its burgeoning street art scene from the famous German photo realist and graffiti artist, Andreas von Chrzanowski, or as he’s more popularly known on the street, CASE. Originally invited along with his crew Ma’Claim (or ‘My Part) for Goethe-InstituteAlexandria’s ongoing project “Graffiti: Style, History, Experience” project,
On one wall and in a much more crowded street lies CASE’s personal mission. Strategically placed across from the Ministry of Interior, on the walls of MAKAN, this mural is his own message. Spraying the bottom half of his face, CASE attaches a word bubble outlined with the Arabic word ‘Salam’ and inside the bubble, instead of words, his fingers make the symbol for ‘PEACE ‘. CASE was joined by the prolific independent photographer and videographer, Joel Sames, whose short video documentation on the making of the Khaled Said portrait in Berlin impacted producing a future video about the Cairo process.
Angie Balata, Cairo
Photos by Joel Sames