Washington Design Center, W.DC
CONTEMPORARY EGYPTAIN ART AT THE WASHINGTON DESIGN CENTER - April to August 2012
Syra Arts is please to bring to Washington DC, a collection of Egyptian contemporary art that reflects the very essence of Egypt, a country with vast history that has been witnessing phenomenal changes during the past year. This collection encompasses a range of artists, spanning different generations and a broad spectrum of styles and mediums. An exciting program of panel discussions, artist lectures and live art shows will help in introducing to DC residents the rich and diverse contemporary art scene in Egypt.
His Excellency Ambassador Sameh Shoukry was at the Washington Design Center to inaugurate Syra Arts’ reception celebrating the best of Egyptian contemporary art. In his welcoming speech, the Egyptian Ambassador mentioned how at a time when Egypt is witnessing major historical changes, it is important to appreciate the many facets that make up the rich Egyptian culture. Egypt has long been a huge center for creativity with a significant and vibrant contemporary arts scene.
As the Ambassador and Mrs. Shoukry and members of Washington's diplomatic community, gallery owners, designers and art collectors filtered through the gallery, they were captivated by the diversity and talent of the Egyptian artists exhibited. This collection has attracted a lot of attention and admiration and gave us a great indicator of how receptive American and international art lovers are to the contemporary art of Egypt.