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Farouk Hosny Foundation for Culture and Arts to Open on Sept. 29

Tue 24 Sep 2019 | 12:01 PM
Ali Abu Dashish

Farouk Hosny Foundation for Culture and Arts announced that its opening ceremony will be held on September 29.

It received the official certification from the Ministry of Social Solidarity, on June 10, in preparation for the start of its cultural and artistic activates, under number 872 (2019).

Artist Farouk Hosny, former Minister of Culture, announced that the foundation will include several of his paintings as well as Egyptian and International sculptures from his collection.

The foundation also works to create an attractive field for young people as well as support people with creative talent.

It will deal with all branches of culture and arts and all components of culture according to the concept that the culture is able to accommodate all creative practices of man, as it is able to develop his humanity.

The foundation will be completely independent, both financially and administratively wise, and its orientations will not deviate from the national cultural orientations.

It will also be entrusted with important roles during the coming period, including the management of the museum, which will showcase its holdings and those of many Egyptian, Arab and foreign artists.

The role of the foundation will be managing the museum, as well as conducting a parallel cultural activity such as holding artistic and cultural competitions, and supporting young talents and helping them to develop and refine their talent.

Noteworthy, Farouk, born in 1938 in Alexandria, is an Egyptian abstract painter who was appointed as a Minister of Culture from 1987 to 2011.

He graduated from Alexandria University's School of Fine Arts in 1964 and upon graduation directed the Al Anfoushi Culture Palace for many years.

Hosny was held as abstract painter exhibitions worldwide and won the "Japanese Soka Gakai International University cultural and peace" prize.

Contributed by Yara Sameh