Posted on: Saturday 25 June 2022 – 18:32 | Last updated: Saturday 25 June 2022 – 18:32
The National Bank of Egypt held an excellent celebration to introduce its collection show at the main center and an exhibition to announce the names of the winners of its art competition to attract former council chairmen.
The celebration was honored by the attendance of the former heads of the bank’s board of directors, as well as by Minister Khaled El-Anany, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, former and current members of the board of the National Bank of Egypt, and ‘ a number of its leaders.The celebration coincides with the bank’s founding day and the passage of 124 years.
Hisham Okasha, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Egypt, said the display of the property at the bank’s head office has a special value because it contains important historical documents and records, rare banknotes, commemorative coins and leading works of art for pioneers of Egyptian plastic arts, noting that this initiative comes within the bank’s project to revive its heritage.The guy, who also included the announcement by the National Bank of Egypt in April last year of the bank’s launch ‘s art competition for portrait drawing of the former chairmen of its board of directors, where Hisham Okasha expressed his pride in this competition, which is the first of its kind in the banking sector to support culture and the arts aimed at celebrating previous generations . And their achievements in enriching the leading career of the National Bank of Egypt and their valuable contributions to serve the national economy. It also sheds light on the bank’s extensive journey, noting that the winning paintings in the competition in the Board of Directors’ meeting room at the bank’s headquarters in the new administrative capital, emphasizing that this competition serves the interests of the bank’s management reflect. Supporting the arts and spreading cultural awareness, believing in the role of arts in the development of society, as well as the crucial role of major institutions in supporting the Arts and Culture, and the number and value of the prizes offered has been increased from £ 510,000 to £ 850,000 spread over 18 prizes, including £ 35,000 worth of portraiture prizes, and three other prizes are the 35.0 creativity prize and the jup. prize of £ 25,000 And an encouraging prize of £ 15,000, in addition to appreciation prizes for the participants in the competition.Okasha thanked the members of the competition jury for their effort and time in choosing the best works and their interest in art and to stimulate artists in Egypt.
It is noteworthy that within the framework of the National Bank of Egypt’s project to revive its ancient heritage, the exhibition of the bank’s possession has been developed using the latest display methods in accordance with the standards followed in international museums, which is specifically designed to suit the nature of the exhibits while following the highest standards of preservation, as the museum’s interior design emphasizes the illuminated exhibits To show its value, the movement paths have been crossed, and new doors have been added. design inspired by the antique doors of one of the exhibits. oldest branches of the bank located in Sherif Street in central Cairo, taking into account all the elements of security, in addition to the introduction of various elements to control the level of illumination of the place to fully show the display of collectibles, with The design of the rigid windows to achieve the highest levels of safety for the exhibits of weather factors or attempted penetration, as the glass used is of a high-transparent type to provide excellent viewing for the visitor and at the same time difficult to penetrate, and it also reduces the penetration of ultraviolet rays.
Nihal Wehbe, artistic coordinator and founder of Square Art Space Consulting, and technical adviser to the National Bank of Egypt’s Heritage Revival Project, said the exhibition is an important artistic addition to the art of portraiture in Egypt, as it includes the most important portrait . artists, contemporary artists and many promising talents, and the competition offered a new space.For unique artistic creativity.
The competition was witnessed by great interest from artists on social media; Where the number of participants exceeded 700 artists.
The winning artists were announced in the competition – during the exhibition that the bank held specifically for it – and they are the artist Ahmed Eid with two prizes for the portraits of A / Ali Al Shamsi Pasha and mr. Ahmed Dia El Din, and the artist Mahmoud Ashour for his portrait of A / Abdul Jalil Al Omari, and the two awards of artist S. Balam About the portraits of Dr. Ahmed Zaki Saad, Mrs Mohamed Abdel Moneim Rushdy, and artist Rania Fouad with three awards: two awards for his portrait of Dr. Abdel Hakim Al-Rifai and a portrait of Dr. Tharwat Okasha, and the Creativity Award for her composite work of a portrait of A / Tariq Amer, and the artist Islam Abdo, with two awards for his portrait of Dr. Nour El-Din Tarraf, a portrait of mr. Hussein Abdel Aziz, and artist Ahmed Abdel Fattah with two awards for his portrait of dr. Hamed Al-Sayeh and a portrait of Mr. Tariq Amer, and the artist Alaa Hegazy with four prizes for the portraits of mr. Mohamed Mahmoud Abu Shady and the portrait of mr. Mohamed Nabil Ibrahim and the portrait of mr. Azzy Mahmoud and dr. Abdel Aziz. Farouk Al-Aqda, the jury award to the artist Essam El-Din Taha for his portrait of mr. Mohamed Nabil Ibrahim, and the Encouragement Award to artist Sarah Mohamed Mohamed Mohamad Bouhamad Khaira.