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Egyptian artist collective ‘Art Without Borders’ heads to Italy for first exhibition

The group includes 21 artists, and the exhibition is curated by Shereen Badr

Ahram Online , Wednesday 9 Aug 2017
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Art Without Borders (Photo: part of promotional material for the exhibition)
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A group of Egyptian artists united under the name “Art Without Borders” will hold the group’s first exhibition in Rome on 12 August.

Art Without Borders is a group of 21 Egyptian artists, educators, travellers and adventurers from different generations and art schools who aim to exhibit their work internationally for the purpose of overcoming borders and encouraging intercultural dialogue.

“They believe that art is a universal language for intercultural communication between human beings and one of the most effective ways to learn about other cultures,” a statement by the organiser, Shereen Badr, states.

The exhibition also touches on themes like globalisation and tradition, and how to combine the two.

“The major challenge for the artists is how to reflect the aspirations of the present-day society by incorporating avant-garde Western elements while remaining connected with traditional art heritages of the nation,” she adds.

The artists include: Dr. Taher Abdelazeem, Dr. Hany Abdelbadee, Shereen Badr, Elham Saadalaa, Ghada Embarek, Omaima Alseesi, Eman El-Ghandour, Marina Shehata, Mai Shoukry, Mira Boulis, Hany El-Gezawy, Hany Behman, Haitham Ghorab, Azza Fakhri, Randa Fouad, Reem Gohar, Aiah Abdul Wahab, Alaa Abdul Wahab, Hassan Fawzy and Ramy Rashad.

A workshop will be held by members of the group in parallel on 13 August, and Taher Abdelazeem will give a masterclass on 18 August.

The exhibit is supported by UNESCO and Zervas Art organisation.

It will be held in Rome’s Spazio Cerere gallery between 12 and 14 August.

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