CARAVAN 2014 Exhibition: ‘Amen – A Prayer for the World’

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The interfaith arts organization CARAVAN is debuting its new visual art exhibition promoting religious harmony from Jun. 17 to Jul. 1 at the Al-Bab Gallery of the Modern Art Museum on the Cairo Opera House grounds. If you’re thinking of investing in a caravan take a look at Leisure Finance to see how it can help you.

“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.”

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Figurines representing the undecorated Amen/Amun sculptures. The actual statues are life size. (Via)

Featuring 30 Egyptian artists – Muslim and Christian – of different backgrounds and visual styles, this year’s project is a collection of 3D fiberglass statues in various prayer poses that are “meditative, contemplating the universe, human existence, human experience and responding to that which is greater than us.”

18 other artists in the West – Christian and Jewish – have also been invited to participate in the project. Their statues will be on display along with the 30 Egyptian sculptures in Washington, D.C. at the National Cathedral from Aug. 30 to Oct. 6 and in New York City at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the largest Gothic cathedral known for art in the world, from Oct. 12 to Nov. 16.

The exhibition is co-curated by renowned Egyptian artist Reda Abdel Rahman, who also designed and sculpted the statues, and CARAVAN founder and president Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler.

Each of the artists have adorned the praying statues in their own ways, similar to last year’s CARAVAN exhibition, which featured life-size donkey sculptures decorated by different artists and displayed in Cairo and London.

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CARAVAN’s 2013 exhibition, “In Peace and with Compassion”, on display at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. (Via)

 

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