Marat Gatin, director of the Russian Cultural Centers in Egypt, inaugurated the “Russia in Egyptian Colors” exhibition that has 60 artists participating in it.
The jury was headed by artist Ibrahim Ghazaleh, artist Ahmed Bayoumi, two Russian artists, Svetlana Ayad and Anna Menshikova, in addition to Sherif Gad, director of the cultural activities in the center.
Hassan Wasfi, head of Fine Artists Syndicate in Alexandria, was also among the attendees.
In his speech, Gatin affirmed that cultural relations are an important bridge that links two countries within strong and growing relations through the ages, stressing the importance of culture in supporting human relations along with scientific, economic, and political relations.
Moreover, he highlighted the deep love Egyptians have for Russia, pointing out that there are more events to be celebrated during the next month.
Gatin also thanked Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem for sponsoring the exhibition, which is held within the framework of the activities of the Year of Humanitarian Cooperation between the two countries.
Moreover, Wasfi stressed the keenness of the fine artists to be present in the exhibition, noting that half of the participants were from Alexandria.
In the same vein, Ghazaleh emphasized the high quality of the participating works, which reflect the Egyptians’ love for Russian culture, as you can see the diversity of their topics.
Gad mentioned that this year’s exhibition is unprecedented and historical with 60 artists from several governorates who have never participated, adding that it’s a good gesture that reflects the interest of all Egyptian artists to present Russia in a distinct artistic way.
Finally, Gatin honored the artists participating in the exhibition which has a painting by Russian Orientalist Valeria Kirpichenko, drawn by the artist Ahmed Bayoumi.
Contributed by Omnia Ahmed