Contemporary Art Salon launches its first session at the Arts Palace

Egypt Thu, Nov. 4, 2021
The first session of the Contemporary Art Salon will start tomorrow, Wednesday, at 6:00 pm, at the Palace of Arts, at the Egyptian Opera House, in the presence of Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem, Minister of Culture, and Dr. Khaled Sorour, Head of the Plastic Arts Sector.

The salon will be held under the title "Beyond the Idea", and the opening will also be attended by members of the organizing committee, participating artists, deans and professors of art faculties.

Dr. Khaled Sorour said: A new event that carries many ambitions aimed at enriching the fine scene, is born in an environment that pushes hope and dream and exerting all efforts to advance and provide the best, leading us towards the future to reserve for us a position worthy of us as Egyptians.. This qualitative gathering has other dimensions related to the new thought. And the need for renewal, and how to shape the mentality of generations towards brilliance and excellence.

Khaled Sorour added that the establishment of the Contemporary Art Salon will give Egyptian artists an additional space to enhance the role of a qualitative artistic activity that welcomes freedom and imagination and allows the use of contemporary artistic techniques. In the void is one of the artistic trends of postmodern arts and to ensure more momentum on the axes of experimentation and expression of ideas.

Twenty-five artists will participate in this session: (Ahmed El Shaer - Ahmed Ragab Saqr - Ahmed Abdel Karim - Ahmed Asqalani - Ahmed Abdel Karim Abdel Nabi - Islam Abdullah - Ayman Lotfy - Jamal Al Khashin - Samaa Yahya - Sayeda Khalil - Dia El Din Daoud - Adel Tharwat - Abdel Wahab Abdel Mohsen - Imad Abu Zaid - Omar Toson - Mohamed Banawi - Mohamed Shoukry - Mohamed Abla - Mohamed Eid - Mahmoud Hamdy - Mahmoud Marei - Mustafa Al-Banna - Naglaa Samir - Wael Darwish - Yousra Al-Quwaidi).

It is worth noting that the organizing committee for this upcoming session included the artist Khaled Sorour (chairman), and the membership of: Dalia Mustafa (head of the Central Administration of Arts Centers), Mohamed Ibrahim (director of the Arts Palace), and artists (Yousra Al-Quwaidi - Khaled Hafez - Adel Tharwat - Islam Abdullah).