Art D’Egypte celebrates participation of Russian artist Ponomarev in ‘Forever is Now’ exhibition

Bassant Mohammed
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Art D’Égypte has celebrated the participation of Russian artist Alexander Ponomarev in the forthcoming “Forever is Now” international art exhibition, at the Egyptian Hall of the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Russia.

The celebration was attended by Egyptian Ambassador to Russia, Ihab Nasr; head of the Department of the Ancient East of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Olga Aleksandrovna Vasilyeva; and Art D’Egypte founder Nadine Abdel Ghaffar.

“Forever is Now” will be held from 21 October to 7 November 2021 at the Giza Plateau in Egypt. For the first time in the pyramids’ 4,500-year-old history, this historic site shall witness an art exhibition with participating artists from around the globe.

This collaboration is a statement of Art D’Égypte’s commitment to cultural collaboration and diplomacy through art, the event brings together artists, curators, diplomats, and art patrons with a common belief in the value art gives humanity.

“When I started Art D’Égypte, my goal was to combine Egypt’s creative past with its creative present by displaying modern art side-by-side with relics from Egypt’s ancient past,” said Abdel Ghaffar. “Now that we have invited the international art community to exhibit, we have combined Egypt’s creativity with global creativity. Forever Is Now is greatly enriched by the inclusion of these international talents.”

The other participating international artists are American artist Gisela Colón; Brazilian artist João Trevisan; French Artist JR; Italian-American artist Lorenzo Quinn; Egyptian artist Moataz Nasr; Egyptian born, Los Angeles- based artist Sherin Guirguis; British artists Shuster + Moseley; British artist Stephen Cox RA; and Saudi Arabian artist HRH Prince Sultan bin Fahad.

The talk was also attended by Art D’Egypt’s Russian brand ambassador, Natasha Akhmerova founder of Barbarian Art Gallery and Mars Dreams Agency.

Forever Is Now is the fourth exhibit organized by Art D’Égypte, which also leads community engagement and educational programs in Egypt. The event comes under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and under the patronage of UNESCO.

In parallel to the exhibition, Art D’Égypte is bringing AI-DA, the world’s first ultra-realistic AI robot to make art, to Egypt.

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