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Egyptian Fine Art Exhibition launched on Nov. 12

Tue, Nov. 12, 2019
CAIRO - 12 November 2019: On Nov. 12, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Culture Hisham Azmy and Suhair Othman inaugurated the Egyptian Fine Art Exhibition.

The inauguration was held at the headquarters of the Supreme Council of Culture in the Egyptian Opera House. Some fifty artists from Egypt and all African countries will participate in the exhibition.

The exhibition featured African paintings, ceramics and sculpture, handicrafts and ornaments. The opening of the exhibition comes on the sidelines of the fourth International Forum on Interaction of African Cultures.

The forum will be held with the participation of a large number of researchers and specialists from 20 African countries: Libya - Tunisia - Algeria - Morocco - Ethiopia - Central Africa - Uganda - Tanzania - Sudan - South Sudan - Zimbabwe - Ghana - Kenya - Mauritania - Malawi - Nigeria - Senegal - Namibia - Niger - Egypt.

The three-day forum will discuss through ten research sessions a number of key topics including “Reading African Politics”, and “The Digital Revolution and Conservation of African Cultural Heritage”, among many others.

Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem issued a ministerial decision to form a higher committee to organize the fourth edition of the forum under the supervision of the secretary general of the Supreme Council of Culture, headed by Helmy Shaarawi.

The commission selected the theme “African Cultures in a Changing World” as the theme of the fourth edition of the forum. Since October 2018, the committee has invited all researchers and interested parties to participate by briefly presenting the proposed study in one of the main axes prepared by the committee.

The secretariat has received more than 250 proposals from most African States. The proposals presented to the organizing committee were selected to represent as many African countries as possible.

Furthermore, a number of cultural entities will contribute to the establishment of the forum, including the National Translation Center and the General Egyptian Book Organization.

 
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