“Art: Shared Spaces” Exhibition at the BA

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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) will inaugurate the “Art: Shared Spaces” exhibition on Monday, 19 December 2018 at 2:00 pm. The inauguration is preceded by a seminar titled “Alexandrian and Canadian Artists: Means of Encounter”. The two-hour seminar is set to begin at 12:00 noon, and is presented by Canadian and Egyptian figures.

This exhibition represents the first meeting between the artists of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria, and the artists of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (University of Québec, Trois-Rivières – UQTR), Quebec, Canada. It signifies a joint artistic dialogue among varying ideas and various artistic trends and movements. It also conveys the heart and essence of the joint communication between both universities, which started with the “Alexandrian Artists – Egypt” exhibition that was held at the UQTR gallery in Quebec, Canada in 2016 comprising 14 Alexandrian artists from different specialties, such as painting, sculpture, and print graphic design. It aimed to communicate the artists’ ideologies and artistic schools, represented by the Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, which assumed the responsibility of transferring the artworks to Canada and funded the travel expenses of the exhibition commissaire and two artists who represented their Alexandrian peers.

The exhibition will showcase a diverse collection of artworks, such as paintings, mosaic pieces, and print artworks executed using different materials, as well sculptures and photographs. The exhibition will be available until Saturday, 12 January 2019.