CHRISTIANE GRUBER is Associate Professor of Islamic Art at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has written extensively about pre-modern Islamic book arts and modern Islamic visual and material culture. In 2014 she curated the exhibition "Creative Dissent: The Arts of the Arab World Uprisings." Her publications can be accessed here.
Nefertiti in a Gas MaskBy Christiane Gruber
In September 2012, the Egyptian street artist El Zeft pasted the stenciled image of a battle-ready Nefertiti onto a long concrete wall stretching across Muhammad Mahmud Street, the famous mural art corridor leading to Tahrir Square.