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PHOTO GALLERY: Artists at work at the 23rd Aswan International Sculpture Symposium

Artsists and assitants take a group photo on site of the symposium where they work
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud))
Egyptian artist Abdelmeguid Ismail works on his abstract composition on the subject of 'penetration'
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud)
Egyptian workshop artist Maisoun Mostafa sculpting her piece titled "Seashell"
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud)
Mohamed El-Bakry, one of the workshop artists finishing up his abstract sculpture
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud)
Egyptian artist Philip Adly fine tunes the abstract portrait he completed at the symposium
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud)
Egyptian artist Eman Barakat cheerfully works on her two-piece sculpture
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud)
Egyptian artist Rawaa Mohamed in the first stages of her figurative sculpture
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud)
Aya Soliman joins this year as part of the workshop
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud)
Alshaimaa Darwish is developing a concept she started last year on the 'embryo'
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud)
Egyptian artist Ahmed Magdy chisels at his conceptual piece titled 'Awaiting Fate'
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud)
Details of the peepal tree start to show on the sculpture of Indian artist Tutu Pattnaik
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud)
Ukrainina sculptress Lyudmyla Mysko polishes a black granite house, one of two parts of her piece
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud)
Ivane Tsiskadze marks details onto his monumental piece of 'Nasruddin the Wise'
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud)
The Nile in Aswan serves as the backdrop for the symposium
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud)
Egyptian sculptress Hadeer Magdy is one of two artists to have a black granite block this year
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud)
Vasyl Tattarskyy from Ukraine makes sure the lines are straight on his abstract piece
(Photo: Mousa Mahmoud)

Each year the symposium presents a variety of sculpture styles, from abstract compositions to organic forms, and from monumental sculptures to highly personal ones

The 23rd edition of the Aswan International Sculpture Symposium launched 22 January and will close 9 March with a ceremony at the Open Museum in Aswan celebrating the completion of the works by all 16 artists.

During the 45-day event, Egyptian and international artists could be seen hard at work in Aswan on their respective sculptures, with help from assistants.

One of the things the symposium presents year after year is a variety in the styles of participants, as the pieces vary from abstract compositions to organic forms, and from monumental sculptures to highly personal ones.

This edition included four foreign artists: Lyudmyla Mysko and Vasyl Tatarskyy from Ukraine, Ivane Tsiskadze from Georgia, and Siti Kanta Pattnaik from India.

The four Egyptian sculptors this year are Ahmed Magdy, Alshaimaa Darwish and Abdel Mageed Ismail, who were all in the 22nd edition's workshop, in addition to Eman Barakat from the 21st edition.

Eight workshop artists were divided into two groups, one in the first half of the symposium and another in the second half: Aya Soliman, Rawaa Mohamed, Taha Abdel Karim, Abdelrahman Alaa, Philip Adly, Mohamed Elbakry, Maisoun Mostafa and Hadeer Maged.

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