Art Tales ( 2019 )
I was overwhelmed when I saw my -3 years old- niece Karma holding a book in her little hands as she chattered on with her imaginary tales of the illustrations she beheld_ I wondered: how can these imaginary images inspire her to tell such stories when she can’t even recognize the alphabet yet? Then I recalled an image of an artist working for long tiring hours to ‘present the essence of his knowledge, experience, emotions and perspective of the world through his craft. His visual images told his own story and how it intertwined with the world’s. This is where the name of our exhibition “Art Tales” came to life, here in Rome, the Italian capitaL Thirty tales of thirty artists from different countries, told to the eyes of the beholder, from heart to heart, through their work.
Exhibition curator Shereen Badr
Egyptian Ambassador to Italy Hisham Badr opened our group exhibition “Art Tales” in the presence of a group of Egyptian and Italian diplomats and culture figures accompanied by Dr. Majid Najm, President of Helwan University. The opening took place on July 2, 2019 at the Egyptian Cultural Bureau in Rome under the chairmanship of Dr. Hagar Seif El Nasr, the Egyptian Cultural Attaché. We were honored to have President of The United Nations Peace Commission and his Deputy in the opening.