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“Forever is Now”: Blending the Present with the Past

A deep dive into one of Egypt’s biggest art events

Forever is now Edition III at the pyramids of Giza Art Title : RA by Sabine Marcleis- artist portrait

Egypt’s groundbreaking art event, Art D’Egypte continues to not only attract but to bewitch the international art scene.

Brainchild of Nadine Abdel Ghaffar, the third international exhibition titled Forever is Now that was held end of last October, brought together 14 local and international artists who mounted their installations in close proximity to the last remaining Wonder of the World, the Pyramids of Gizeh. The exhibition is organized and curated by CulturVator – Art D’Egypte under the auspices of the Ministries of Tourism and Antiquities, Foreign Affairs, Culture, and the Egyptian National Commission for UNESCO.

Among the captivating contemporary artworks that almost seamlessly blended with the backdrop of Ancient Egyptian civilization,  a geometric sculpture by artist Dionysios titled Meditation on Light  which employs artificial intelligence; a hyper-realistic sculpture by artist Carol Feuerman titled “Egyptian Woman in the Form of the Goddess Hathor ” evoking the ancient Egyptian deity of love and fertility; and parts of a maze by artist Rashid Al Khalifa, emerging from the earth at different angles, each adorned with patterns inspired by the book Tower of Babel by Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher in 1679.

In this regard, Nadine Abdel Ghaffar, the founder of  CulturVator – Art of Egypte, stated, “The Forever Is Now exhibition has achieved outstanding success in attracting attention to contemporary art since its first edition. This year, the exhibition raises questions about the new era of technology and cultural change that the world is going through, by combining cultural heritage with the rich diversity of contemporary art practices. The exhibition also highlights the importance of cultural exchange among artists, demonstrating the position of human creativity at the heart of pulsating history and ancient Egyptian civilization, especially with the presentation of the largest collection of artworks by local and international artists, a step that will undoubtedly contribute to promoting Egyptian tourism.”

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