Would Hosny actually do that to his motherland? Well, it probably depends on your perspective. If youre a fan of the veil, you might not be too happy with dear Farouk who, good or bad, played an important role in bringing Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs to Fort Lauderdale last year. But then again, there are peeps of all types who think the veil is some antiquated, woman-hating bologna.
Luckily, the two groups have not yet turned his latest exhibition, Farouk Hosny: The Energy of Abstraction, into a battlefield. See, Hosnys not just a cultural critic, hes also an abstract artist. So maybe you can pick up on his true motivations in the swirls of desert oranges and violets that grace his paintings, appearing now through April 15 at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale (One E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). General Admission costs $10. Call 954-525-5500, or visit www.moafl.org.
Mon., April 7, 2008