Egypt’s national civilization museum hosts World Art Forum for 1st time

Ahram Online , Saturday 15 Jan 2022

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization will host on Saturday for the first time the World Art Forum (WAF), the largest international contemporary art event that adopts the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the core of their mission.

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. (NMEC)

This WAF will run until Wednesday and will be under the auspices of the ministries of culture, planning and economic development, tourism and antiquities, Immigration and Expatriates' Affairs, environment, and the State’s Department of Tourism in Cairo, a statement by the United Nations in Egypt said.

The forum is held in partnership with the United Nations in Egypt, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, and the New York International Contemporary Art Society.

The WAF – organized by Sheranda World Art and Jupiter Commz – reflects the link between contemporary art and the SDGs, which are in line with Egypt’s 2030 Vision.

The forum aims to consolidate the relationship of art in general and contemporary art in particular with the development of a culture that promotes a more sustainable future playing a role in enriching human beliefs and the dimensions of human identity and its role in constructing it, according to the statement.

The WAF will address the linkages between contemporary arts and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which is compatible with Egypt’s 2030 Vision.

Over five days, the attendees will tour the world by learning about the different visual arts presented by galleries and cultural centers from Europe, Asia, Africa, the United States, Australia, and the Middle East.

The agenda of the forum will include a wide range of artistic events and discussion panels that will discuss the role of art in promoting sustainable development goals and building partnerships between artists and development partners.

A special dialogue session will be held on the last day, aiming to build a global network consisting of artists and partners in the field of development, to ensure the continuity and progress of art in promoting sustainable development.

Through its activities, the forum seeks to develop executable technical development strategies and plans aimed to create an educated audience that is familiar with the role of educational and developmental art and capable of producing that through innovative and creative techniques, the statement said.

The forum will contribute to the promotion of the concept of cultural dialogues and will strengthen the Egyptian and Arabic cultural identity highlighting their capacity for creativity and innovation. It is worth mentioning that the event is sponsored by Tatweer Misr, Ramsco Trading and Distribution, and Oman Air.

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