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Egyptian artists leave diverse paper trails

At an exhibit in Cairo, over 100 drawings and prints by 12 artists pay tribute to paper, a fragile medium for human records of experience, memories and ideas.
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Twelve Egyptian artists are taking part in an intriguing exhibit titled “Paper Trail” at the Gypsum Gallery in Cairo to pay tribute to paper, which has acted for centuries as a record of memories, experiences, places, tales and ideas.

One hundred and twenty drawings and prints by 12 artists use diverse techniques in the gallery’s summer exhibition that will last through September. The displayed works of art all use the cheapest and most fragile artistic medium — paper — which takes its name from the Egyptian papyrus plant.

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