Egyptian Artists Come Together for Charity Art Exhibition for Palestinian Children

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The attacks in the Palestinian land have been criticised globally and while tension continues to mount in the region, it is the innocent lives that have been at stake, especially the lives of the children living there.

While various humanitarian aids have been reaching various areas of Palestine, artists from Cairo, Egypt have come forward to contribute to the Palestinian children through an art exhibition.

Egyptian artists come together for charity art exhibition for Palestinian children

Art Talks Egypt (Source: Mashable)

Art Talks Egypt Gallery in Cairo is hosting an art exhibition featuring various artists in support of the children of Palestine. The charity exhibition has over 60 established and emerging artists who are taking part in the show, the proceeds of which are going to the Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation.

Founder of the art gallery Fatenn Mostafa-Kanafani whose husband is the nephew of the Palestinian activist who shared that she and her team put up the exhibition in just a couple of days, in view of the Gaza violence.

She contacted many established and emerging artists in Egypt and got an overwhelming response as the artists were quick to be a part of the cause. Artists from different genres are donating their work, prices of which range from 4,500 Egyptian pounds ($290) to €22,000 ($26,950).

Finally, artists came on board for the exhibition of which every piece from the show is on sale. All the proceeds, 50 per cent from the artists and 50 per cent matched by an anonymous donor will be donated to Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organisation established in 1974 to support Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

Titled –Doko al Jidran (Knock on the Walls), refers to a powerful scene in Kanafani’s 1962 novel ‘Men in the Sun’, is taking place Art Talks Egypt and runs until June 25 or until all pieces are sold.


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Articles by: Moumita Chakraborty

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