Forever is now: how to merge ancient and contemporary art
Art D’Egypte, the company that promotes Egyptian art with annual exhibitions at historic sites, is organizing the show “Forever is now“: a journey of large-scale sculptures and installations by ten contemporary artists.This exhibit is the first event of its kind at the 4,500-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site and will run through Nov. 7.
For this event, street artist JR ripped off the top of one of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, Egypt, and during the press conference, artist Lorenzo Quinn spoke emotionally about his commission at the ancient site. “I have no words to express my true feelings right now,” he said. “The reason I chose to create this work for this site is to honor the fact that society always works better and can overcome any obstacle when we work together. This exhibition is a milestone event. It is a true honor.”
The “Forever is Now” exhibit represents the fusion of ancient heritage and contemporary art.