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SODIC supports the arts through the CARAVAN 2014 Project

June 3, 2014 1:20 pm

The 6th CARAVAN Exhibition of Visual Art is scheduled to open in Cairo on the 17th of June until the 1st of July. The 2014 CARAVAN exhibition “Amen – A Prayer for the World” is an expression of hope and goodwill from Egypt to the rest of the world.
“AMEN-A Prayer for the World”.

This year’s CARAVAN project gathers 48 artists from different nationalities, cultures and monotheistic religions to work on a joint assignment exhibiting in Egypt and the United States. The select artists will be working with 3D fiberglass statues in human form in a variety of poses of prayer, decorating them through painting, sculpting and other forms of artistic expression. All poses are meditative, contemplating the universe, human existence, human experience and responding to that which is greater than us.

The exhibition “Amen – A Prayer for the World” aims to express the deep, fundamental power and hope in the universe for all people and promote intercultural and interfaith dialogue throughout the world.

CARAVAN Exhibition in 2014
The 2014 CARAVAN visual art exhibition will be on display in Egypt and the United States, opening first with the 30 Egyptian sculptures in Cairo, Egypt from June 17th to July 1st in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. The Exhibition will be held at the Modern Art Museum– Al-Bab Gallery, on the Cairo Opera House grounds. The full collection of the 48 sculptures will then be exhibited in Washington D.C. at the world-renowned National Cathedral from the 30th of August to the 6th of October, and then in New York City at the largest gothic cathedral in the world known for art, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, from the 12th of October to the 16th of November.

A percentage of the proceeds from the sale and auction of the sculptures will be channeled towards Tawasol, an organisation SODIC supports, to fund building and operating a school in Ezbet Khairallah within Istabl Antar in Old Cairo, one of the poorest slum areas in the City.

AMEN-A Prayer for the World is co-curated by CARAVAN founder, Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler, and participating celebrated Egyptian artist Reda Abdel Rahman, who together co-curated the immensely successful 2013 CARAVAN exhibition, “In Peace and with Compassion: The Way Forward” in Cairo and London, showcasing 25 life-size painted donkeys.