File - Naguib Mahfouz Caricature.
CAIRO – 5 July 2019: The 6th edition of the International Forum of Caricature will kick off on Sunday, July 7.
The forum is organised by The Cultural Development Fund and the Faculty of Fine Arts at Minia University, and the Egyptian Caricature Society at Prince Taz Palace.
The forum will launch under the auspices of the Egyptian minister of culture Dr. Inas Abdel Dayem.
Fawzi Morsi, the general coordinator of the forum, said that the selection committee, composed of artist Mohamed Effat, journalist Imad Gomaa, Dr. Mohamed Hamdi, artist Farouq Mousa, artist Samir Abdelghani and Emirati artist Amna El Hammady, chose 420 works of art for 345 artists, from 71 Arab and foreign countries, out of a total of 512 artists from 76 countries, who submitted some 1,800 caricatures to participate in the forum.
A collection of caricatures of the world-renowned writer Naguib Mahfouz, the first Arab Nobel laureate in literature, will also be shown.
The State of Kuwait will be the guest of honor of the Forum at its sixth edition, and the great artist Mohamed Abdel Moneim Rakha was selected to be honored during the forum, and to pay tribute to his soul.
The forum will be headed by artist Juma Farhat and general artist Fawzi Morsi. The exhibition will be co-organized by artists Khaled Al-Marsafi, Omar Siddiq, Mona Ibrahim and Marwa Ibrahim. The forum will last until July 21.
The opening ceremony will be attended by the head of external cultural relations Dr. Hiba Youssef, along Head of the Cultural Development Fund Sector Dr. Fathi Abdel Wahab, and the President of the Egyptian Caricature Society Gomaa Farhat.