A group of 11 young artists that goes by the name of “Mobde'oon” (Innovators), color Cairo’s Opera metro station walls to represent the solar system - Mohamed al-Hosary A group of 11 young artists that goes by the name of “Mobde'oon” (Innovators), color Cairo’s Opera metro station walls to represent the solar system - Mohamed al-Hosary

Opera metro station turns into arts theater

Wed, Feb. 28, 2018
CAIRO – 28 February 2018: After the panoramic artistic paintings done by members of “Mobde'oon” (Innovators) association, a corridor will be constructed to connect the Opera metro station’s second line with the Cairo Opera House, Ministry of Transport told Egypt Today.

This initiative by the ministry aims to transform the corridor of the walls of stars, created by the eleven young artists, into an exhibition and a technical theater. It will be an art space where artists can display their paintings, songs and music.

Hesham Arafat, minister of transport, emphasized that this corridor will serve as a technical forum for artists and young talents, complementing what was started by a group of young innovators at the Opera metro station.

"I wish there would be Islamic and Coptic museums in metro stations,” said the minister of transport, clarifying that the group of creative young people will continue to beautify the walls of the metro stations with their art and that the Ministry of Transportation will be removing any obstacles that may face these artists.

A group of eleven young artists that goes by the name “Mobde'oon” (Innovators), brought together by their love for art, colored Cairo’s Opera metro station's walls to represent the solar system. Each "planet" carries the face of a famous Egyptian figure, as Egypt Today has previously reported.

“Mobde'oon” is a cultural association working under the umbrella of the Ministry of Solidarity and Social Affairs; it features the cultural arts of the new generation.
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