Homage to Oum Kalthoum by Adam Henein via Adam Henein Museum Youtube Channel
CAIRO – 7 November 2017: The second round of the “Adam Henein Annual Sculpture Prize” has now begun, having been inaugurated earlier this year with the winners announced back on March 31.
The prize is named after Adam Henein, one of Egypt’s finest sculptors who contributed greatly to Egypt’s contemporary art movement and has been working since the 1950s. His early sculptures feature references to the grand works of Ancient Egypt, and has gradually evolved to synthesize new inspirations such as the work of prominent artists like Constantin Brâncuși.
The competition will be held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Art Exhibitions and Collections Department. The roundtable will feature Henein himself, sculptor Essam Darwish, architect Akram al-Magdoub and art director Onsi Abou Sief. The results from the previous round will be presented along with the beginning of the registration process for the second one, which will run into 2018.
For participation, applicants must be at least 35 years old, with the submitted work having won no awards so far. The deadline for photographic works is November 15. The first prize is LE 50,000 ($2,833), while the second prize is an invitation to work under the supervision of Henein in his workshop for a two week period. The third prize is a certificate of appreciation.
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