Egypt's Min. of Culture inspects the pavilions of Italy, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain at the "Venice Biennale"

egypt Sun, May. 21, 2023
Dr. Nevin Al-Kilani, Minister of Culture, inspected a number of various Arab and international pavilions, and participated in the Venice International Architecture Biennale, in its eighteenth session 2023, during which she met her counterparts, "the Italian, the Saudi, the Emirati." And a number of culture officials in the participating countries, in the presence of Dr. Heba Youssef, Director of the Egyptian Academy of Arts in Rome. ‏

The Minister of Culture was keen to visit the pavilion of the State of Italy, and she was received by the Italian Minister of Culture, Gennaro San Giuliano, where she inspected the contents of the pavilion, praising the level of the participating works, which reflect the Italians' passion and superiority in the fields of art. Creativity, architecture, and others, expressing her aspirations to activate more frameworks of cooperation with the Italian side in the cultural and artistic fields, during the next stage.

The Minister of Culture also inspected the private pavilion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where she was received by His Highness Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, the Saudi Minister of Culture, where she expressed her admiration for the participating project, which reflects the value The creativity of the Saudi designer, which combines features of originality and progress at the same time.

The participating Saudi work, which bears the name "Erth", embodies how individuals see their relationship with their surroundings, as the pavilion includes six arched gates made of octagonal metal structures, and the interior part of these structures consists of wood paneling, while the exterior is built of traditional 3D printed tiles to reflect the desert sand dunes.

The Minister of Culture visited the United Arab Emirates pavilion at the Biennale, and was received by Sheikh Salem bin Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Culture and Youth in the Emirates, where the Minister of Culture praised the volume of efforts made in the designs of the pavilion, The designers were keen to express Arab identity and heritage, as the UAE National Pavilion sheds light on the country's heritage in art and architecture, and enhances communication opportunities with artists and researchers.

The Minister of Culture was keen to visit the Bahrain pavilion, and she was received by Talal Faisal Al-Hamar, Deputy Bahraini Ambassador, who reviewed the contents of the pavilion, which is titled "Wet Origins", and is centered on environmental and climate issues. It includes an installation that represents a miniature model of the local Bahraini climatic environment, and presents to the public the possibility of implementing urban applications that do not really exist on the ground yet, with the aim of upgrading the infrastructure, taking into account the unique climatic conditions of the Kingdom. Bahrain, like the high temperature and extreme humidity, the pavilion also displays a special film on the subject.