On Saturday 4th of April, the 2015 edition of CARAVAN‘s annual exhibition is set to welcome Cairo’s art appreciators with a special launch at 6PM at West Town Hub that will see Egyptian actor and human rights activist, Khaled El Nabawy, attend the event as a special guest.
Sponsored by SODIC, The Bridge, pulls together the works of forty-seven artists from across the world, with the aim of fostering stronger global inter-cultural understanding – a prickly subject nowadays, but one that CARAVAN has made an impact in.
Founded in 2009 in Cairo, CARAVAN has been holding exhibitions in Egypt, Europe and the States, finding a huge scope of visual artists ready and willing to support the their cause during a time that has seen cultural, religious and political misunderstandings further fracture the global community – dramatic words, maybe, but with terrorism, war, financial crises and that Arab-looking fella leaving One Direction under false pretences pushing everyone further apart, the world is not a nice place right now.
Aiming to foster inter-cultural dialogue through creative means, El Nabawy is a fitting special guest; the award-winning actor, who was given his big break by legendary director, Youssef Chahine, was often in Tahrir Square during the January 25th Revolution.
Set to be on show till April 30th before going further ashore in Europe and the US, 40% of all sale proceeds will go to Cairo-based initiative, Educate Me, which helps support the education of underprivileged children.
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