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Art D’Egypte to host exhibition celebrating Egyptian civilisation in 2021

The event will bring together contemporary artists from all over the world to extend a tribute to ancient Egyptian civilisation that influenced artists of different nationalities

Ahram Online , Wednesday 30 Dec 2020
Nadine Abdel-Ghaffar
Nadine Abdel-Ghaffar (Photo credit of Art D'Egypte)
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Art D’Egypte’s Forever is Now exhibition will be held in October 2021 at the Giza Pyramids Plateau; the first ever exhibition to be hosted in that venue.

The event will bring together contemporary artists from all over the world to extend a tribute to ancient Egyptian civilisation that influenced artists of different nationalities.

Over the last four years, Art D'Egypte has been a platform to support art and culture in Egypt through its annual art exhibitions.

During these events, Art D'Egypte invites foreign artists to showcase their work in Egypt and exchange views with Egyptian artists, since art can serve as a unified language.

The first Art D'Egypte annual exhibition was called 'Eternal Light', and it was held in 2017 at the Egyptian Museum.

In 2018, the Nothing Vanishes, Everything Transforms show was held in Manial Palace in Cairo, followed by the Re-imagined Narratives exhibition, which occupied four heritage sites in historic Cairo, including UNESCO heritage site Al-Moez Street in 2019.

With the bar set high, Art D'Egypte had to come up with a larger artistic venue to show the world. Thanks to the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and UNESCO, Art D’Egypte is set to make history with the first ever art exhibition to be hosted at the Giza Pyramids Plateau.

“Organising the 4th Art D'Egypte exhibition, Forever is Now, at the foot of the Giza Pyramids conveys a message of appreciation and honour from global artists for ancient Egyptian art,” said Nadine Abdel-Ghaffar, founder of Art D’Egypte.

In her participation in the Narrative Summit - Reshaping Norms, held on 29 December, Abdel-Ghaffar pointed out that Art D'Egypte aims to educate and inspire young people and help spread arts and culture in Egypt.

Abdel-Ghaffar, said that Egyptian arts and pharaonic civilisation have influenced artists around the world, noting that Egypt’s rich 7,000-year history has been a major source of influence. “The hieroglyphic language is considered art in itself, as it is made of creative inscriptions and drawings,” she said.

Abdel-Ghaffar explained that the digital transformation pursued by the Egyptian government has contributed substantially and fundamentally to Art D’Egypte. During the COVID-19 crisis, Art D'Egypte’s activities continued online after the launch of the first Egyptian online platform for art and culture. The platform showcases all of the exhibitions’ artwork online to be easily accessible by everyone around the world.

Art D'Egypte also launched a digital series of exclusive lectures and talks by professors, artists, and intellectuals from all over the world, under the title Cultural Dialogues, through its YouTube channel, becoming the first cultural broadcast in Egypt and possibly the Middle East.

“We aim to share the knowledge and information we have harvested over the years with all spectrums of society,” Abdel-Ghaffar said. “We want to educate and inspire young people and help spread arts and culture in Egypt.”

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