National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. (NMEC)
This WAF will run until Wednesday and will be placed under the auspices of the Ministries of Culture, Planning and Economic Development, Tourism and Antiquities, Immigration and Expatriates, Environment and the Department of state of tourism in Cairo, according to a UN press release. said in Egypt.
The forum is organized in partnership with the United Nations in Egypt, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and the New York International Contemporary Art Society.
The WAF – organized by Sheranda World Art and Jupiter Commz – reflects the connection between contemporary art and the SDGs, which are in line with Egypt’s Vision 2030.
The forum aims to consolidate the relationship of art in general and contemporary art in particular with the development of a culture that promotes a more sustainable future playing a role in enriching human beliefs and the dimensions of the human identity and its role in its construction, according to the statement.
The WAF will address the links between contemporary arts and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which is consistent with Egypt’s Vision 2030.
For five days, participants will travel the world discovering the different visual arts presented by galleries and cultural centers in Europe, Asia, Africa, the United States, Australia and the Middle East.
The forum’s agenda will include a wide range of arts events and panel discussions that will discuss the role of art in promoting the Sustainable Development Goals and building partnerships between artists and development partners.
A special dialogue session will be held on the last day, aimed at building a global network of artists and development partners, to ensure the continuity and progress of art in promoting sustainable development.
Through its activities, the forum seeks to develop executable technical development strategies and plans aimed at creating an educated audience that knows the role of educational and developmental art and is able to produce it through innovative and creative techniques, says the press release.
The forum will help promote the concept of cultural dialogues and strengthen Egyptian and Arab cultural identity by highlighting their capacity for creativity and innovation. It should be mentioned that the event is sponsored by Tatweer Misr, Ramsco Trading and Distribution and Oman Air.