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The Embassy of Nepal in Cairo hosts an exhibition of Egyptian artists’ photography of Nepali faces

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Today, Thursday, the Nepalese Embassy in Cairo hosted an art exhibition entitled “Curves and Wires: Egyptian Artists’ Depiction of Nepali Faces,” as part of efforts aimed at enhancing cultural cooperation between the two countries.

The exhibition included a collection of artwork by famous Egyptian artists, including wire, wood and stone artist Galal Gomaa, and photojournalist and documentary director Ashraf Talaat.

The works of photographer Yasser Alaa Mubarak and eighteen prominent cartoonists were also displayed.

Ashraf Talaat’s works include photographs taken during his trips to the Mustang Valley and Lumbini, in March and May this year, and Yasser Alaa Mubarak’s photographs of the Pashupatinath Temple during the Shivaratri celebration in March.

The evening began with a welcome speech by Nepal’s Ambassador to Cairo, Sushil Kumar Lamsal, where he expressed his appreciation to the photographers and artists for their vivid depiction of the diverse faces, landscapes and cultural heritage of Nepal.

He said: Their creative works will contribute to strengthening cultural ties and artistic cooperation between the two countries, and he congratulated the participating artists by presenting them with shields and certificates of appreciation.

The exhibition presented a variety of artworks, most notably the complex wire sculptures of Jalal Jumaa, and the caricature art of: Fawzi Morsi, Khaled Al-Marsafi, Khaled Salah, Shaima Al-Shafi’i, Ahmed Jaissah, Marwa Ibrahim, Noura Makram, Safia Yahya, Hani Abdel-Gawad, Hassan Farouk. , Khader Hassan, Ahmed Alawi, Ahmed Samir Farid, Ahmed Mustafa, Hadir Yahya, Tharwat Mortada.

The cartoonists presented special caricature art of prominent Nepali faces, including Rajarshi Janak, Pasang Lamu Sherpa and Sanduk Rout, adding a unique and heartfelt touch to the event.

The Ambassador opened the exhibition, with the participation of Member of Parliament Dr. Mai Al-Batran, and Bradley Lynch, the General Representative of the Multinational Force.
Following the exhibition, guests were invited to enjoy a traditional Nepali dinner, offering a glimpse into Nepal’s rich culinary heritage

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