“Forever is Now” is the first art exhibition taking place in the ancient and monumental Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Contemporary art meets the 4,500-year-old Unesco World Heritage Site, featuring works by local and international artists. Curious to find more? Just keep reading, as I Lobo You tells you everything you need to know.
The Egyptian firm, Art D’Égypte is the name behind this outstanding art exhibition. After four years of negotiation, “Forever is now” finally comes to life, gathering ten contemporary art installations around Egypt’s most famous archaeological site. The works of French artist JR, take place next to British robot artist Ai-Da, and among other contemporary artworks by renowned artists.
The Pyramids have a long, illustrious history of extraordinary kind that has fascinated and inspired artists from all over the world. I’m thrilled to share what will be an unforgettable encounter with the union of art, history, and heritage.Nadine Abdel Ghaffar, founder of Art D’Égypte
The art exhibition will be running until 7 November, and it’s open to the public. It includes the Pyramids as part of the art exhibition while showcasing contemporary art installations and ancient artifacts. These constraining elements create a dialogue about how the same global issues were addressed across different civilizations.
The ultra-realistic robot artist Ai-Da is one of the stars at “Forever is Now”. It presents a sculptural “self-portrait”, nested within a contemporary sarcophagus, the work takes shape as a “mummified robot” with three machine-like limbs. This contemporary artwork resembles the ancient Egyptian themes of the afterlife together with the contemporary obsession with achieving immortality through the use of biotechnology in the 21st century. A fun fact about the robotic British artist: it had been detained by Egyptian authorities for 10 days, as she was deemed a security risk.
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The French artist JR created a larger-than-life billboard of a levitating hand that appears to be holding a photograph portraying the tip of the pyramid floating above the base. This will be his first artwork to enter the NFT market as a minted 4,591-piece. Also, a Parabolic Monolith Sirius Titanium named Eternity Now by the artist Gisela Colón lies at the foot of the Sphinx as shades of gold are reflected from the rise and fall of the sun.
Contemporary artworks by rising Brazilian artist João Trevisan along with fellow artists Alexander Ponomarev, Lorenzo Quinn, Moataz Nasr, Shuster and Moseley, Stephen Cox, and Sultan bin Fahad completed the grand display at this unique art exhibition.