First Sharm el-Sheikh International Biennale begins Friday with 50 artists
General Khaled Foda - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The first Sharm el-Sheikh, International Biennale of Contemporary Art, to be held in the South Sinai governorate, begins Friday and runs until December 7.

The event is sponsored by the tourism, culture and foreign affairs ministries. More than 50 artists from Europe will join Egyptian youth artists in showing their works to tourists and residents.

The event will conclude with a grand ceremony at the Soho Square Hall, where honors and certificates of appreciation will be distributed by the Minister of Culture Mohamed Saber Arab.

Biennale director Gamal Maleka said all efforts were made to achieve the goal of making a distinct event showcasing cultural and artistic cooperation between Egypt and Europe.

Head of the Fine Arts Sector Salah El-Meligy said he is happy with the ambitious idea because it sends a strong message of the importance of art in convergence and communication among cultures.

The event has also garnered support from financial investors in Sharm el-Sheikh, Youm7 reported.

Originally published in Youm7.

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