Egypt: Under the title “Searching for the Egyptian Spirit”, the grand stage at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat witnessed a cultural and artistic concert combining the art of Egyptian and Spanish dance.
The concert was organized in cooperation with the Spanish Embassy in Cairo, with a large presence of public figures and celebrities, former ministers and ambassadors of foreign countries in Cairo, as well as art lovers and music and heritage.
Dr Ahmed Ghanim, the executive president of the museum board, started the ceremony with a welcome speech to the visitors of the museum, expressing his happiness for hosting and organizing such cultural events which the museum aims to host within the framework of the museum’s cultural and technical program during the 2023 season.
He also stated that the ceremony includes various and diverse events organized by the museum periodically, emphasizing Its role as a cultural, social, and awareness institution that aims to raise cultural and archaeological awareness, enhance artistic taste, and introduce the Egyptian people to different cultures of other peoples.
During his speech, he spoke about the historical and cultural links between Egypt and Spain and the importance of both heritage and art, thanking Mr Lacandino Cris, the Spanish Cultural Adviser in Cairo, praising the role of the Spanish Cultural Centre and his keenness in continuing cooperation in supporting the great cultural and artistic role of the museum.
On his part, the Ambassador of Spain in Cairo, Ambassador Albarua Irantho, during his speech, expressed his great appreciation for the effort put into the event, emphasizing the importance of this fruitful cooperation between both the museum and the embassy in order to bring this celebration to light worthy of being one of the most important cultural projects in the world.
The concert featured the presentation of parades by the Spanish band Dani Panolo and young artists from the Taksem Institute, during which the artists of the two countries gave a wonderful performance entitled “Search for the Egyptian Spirit.”
The presentation further embodies the personality of the caller, a fictional figure of Egyptian folklore, produced by Torb Group for Heritage Performing Arts; the show impressed the audience attending the festival, especially since the show is a mix of Egyptian and Spanish folklore, said the officials.
In a connected context, Dr Ahmed Ghanim, an Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Cairo, opened an art exhibition titled “Return of the Goddess Isis”, by the Slovenian artist and sculptor Boshtian Kavšić, one of Slovenia’s most important contemporary sculptors, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenian in Cairo. The exhibition is set to run through May 12.
The exhibition will feature a collection of multi-coloured works of bronze and stone-made materials inspired by ancient Egyptian civilization as a modern shroud and the idea of the return of the deity Isis, a prominent deity in Ancient Egypt.
The deities known for their significant role in the religious faith of the ancient Egyptians, which are inspired by ancient Egyptians, and express resurrection and revival THE EGYPTIAN SPIRIT AND IDENTITY, noted the officials.
Dr Ahmed Ghanim confirmed that, like the events, it comes within the framework of the various activities that the museum aims to constantly organize in cooperation with embassies and diplomatic bodies in Egypt.
“Being a big frankness aimed at achieving the cultural exchange between Egyptians and other peoples, and introducing the visitors of the museum from Egyptians and foreigners to the ancient Egyptian civilization and its effects that fascinate the world Away,” he noted.
For his part, the Slovenian ambassador to Cairo expressed his joy with this fruitful cooperation with the museum, describing the exhibition as an opportunity to introduce Egyptians to Slovenian art and culture represented in the works of the artist and sculptor Boshtian Kavcic, which supports the closeness and mutual relations between the two countries.
On the sidelines of the exhibition, the museum organizes a sculpture workshop for the sculptor Pushtian Kavcic. Egyptian sculptor Mahmoud Mokhtar Nasr El-Din is a contemporary visual artist who draws his artworks and subjects from the ancient Egyptian civilization and has many works of art inside and outside Egypt.