French artist JR to participate in ‘Forever is Now’ exhibition: Art D’Égypte

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As part of Art D’Égypte’s efforts to spread cultural diplomacy, the art platform has announced that the renowned French artist JR is going to be exhibiting in the “Forever is Now” exhibition.

His participation makes JR the first participating artist in the monumental exhibition “Forever is Now”. He is set to pay a visit to the exhibition site at the Giza Pyramids in April 2021.

The “Forever is Now” exhibition is bringing together international and local artists to merge contemporary art with Egyptian history. It is the first exhibition of its kind in 4,500 year. It represents a merging of ancient heritage and contemporary art at the oldest and last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. 

 The exhibition involves some of the world’s leading experts and institutions, with centuries-worth of experience and knowledge on Egyptology, the archaeological history of the plateau, and the ancient history of the Great Pyramids of Giza playing their part. The area has also hosted some of the strongest international and regional art exhibitions. 

In a different context, the Founder of Art D’Égypte Nadine Abdel Ghaffar was knighted by the French Government, having been presented with the Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

 She is one of the youngest Egyptian-French women to be knighted and receive the title, for her dedication to contemporary creation and the promotion of Egyptian artists abroad. 

The title was given to her by the French government for her undying efforts to stand by arts and culture in Egypt, through cultural diplomacy.

 Art D’Égypte is an innovative and forward-thinking platform that acts as a cultural operator that is rooted in advocating for sustainable development in art through cultural preservation and art democratization. 

By merging the old with the new they are able to juxtapose our narrative. The world knows Egypt’s artistic and cultural past, however they are not aware of the present, the contemporary. Art D’Égypte aims to educate, to raise awareness, and to bring opportunity to these places by activating spaces and involving the entirety of the surrounding community.

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