Mahfouz meets Marquez at Mahmoud Mukhtar Museum on Dec. 10


Mon, 07 Dec 2020 - 02:05 GMT

Caricature of Naguib Mahfouz (R) and Colombian writer and novelist Gabriel Marquez - ET

Caricature of Naguib Mahfouz (R) and Colombian writer and novelist Gabriel Marquez - ET

CAIRO – 7 December 2020: On December 10, Egypt’s Ministry of Culture will organize an exhibition of caricature portraiture, at 6 p.m., at the Renaissance Hall of Egypt at Mahmoud Mukhtar Museum, which includes a group of cartoonists from different countries of the world.


The idea of ​​the exhibition is based on the fulfillment of one of the wishes of the great writer Naguib Mahfouz, which he narrated in his conversations with the writer Mohammad Salmawi, which is to meet with Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombian writer and novelist and also Nobel Prize winner, who spent a large part of his life in Mexico, as part of the celebration of the birth anniversary of the international Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz.


Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem, announced that this activity comes within the framework of the "Cultural Relations" initiative, which seeks to emphasize cultural and artistic forms of communication between Egypt and all countries of the world.


Coordination has been made between the External Cultural Relations Sector headed by Souad Shawky, and the Plastic Arts Sector headed by Khaled Sorour, and in cooperation with the Colombia and Mexico Embassies in Cairo, and the Egyptian Caricature Association headed by the artist Gomaa Farhat, to organize a cartoon portrait exhibition in which a large number of world artists display their perception of both writers and the possibility for them to meet.


The exhibition includes 110 cartoons, by 95 artists, from 25 countries including: Egypt, Colombia, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Costa Rica, Peru, Uruguay, Spain, India, China, Indonesia, Russia, and others.


The opening of the exhibition will be followed by the screening of a film on the two great writers.


The exhibition will be coordinated by artist Fawzi Morsi, and will continue until December 14.






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