CASE Paints Portrait of Khaled Said During 2011 Human Rights Award Ceremony
This article was posted by Alan Ket 1 Year, 7 months, 2 weeks, 6 days, 16 hours, 7 minutes ago.
On Monday, September 19th, Khaled Said was awarded the Human Rights Award 201, in Berlin Germany. Zahraa Kassem, representing her slain brother Khaled Said received the award in his name. During the ceremony, the famous German photo realist and graffiti artist Andreas von Chrzanowski aka CASE completed Said’s portrait on a 3,8 ton piece which originated between the Brandenburger Tor and Potsdamer Platz areas of the Berlin Wall. CASE’s painting will later be placed at Freedom Park, near the river Spree. CASE, as part of the Goethe institute project, will once again paint Khaled Said’s portrait in October 2011; in Said’s home town Alexandria.
Khaled Said, Egyptian Internet activist, rapper and blogger, was brutally beaten to death by two policemen on June 6th, 2010, in Alexandria, Egypt. His death triggered massive protests and the Facebook page “We are all Khaled Said” became one of the main catalysts of the revolution. Khaled Said’s portrait is immortalized in Egypt in countless graffiti, street art murals and stencils in cities like Alexandria and Cairo.
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Monday October 03, 2011