In the middle of the year 1988, the National Centre for Fine Arts carried out a number of studies that introduced new forms of artistic activities to be held locally and internationally.  Among these activities was the sculpture symposium.  I forwarded an agenda to Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni about holding an International Quadrennial for sculpture in Aswan.  The idea received great support on all levels.  I asserted in the agenda that opening the door in front of Egyptian and international artists to practice direct sculpture on granite will pave the way for further improvement in the art of sculpture in EgyptAswan has been chosen for its architectural and touristic value as it comprises time-honored monuments and statues and is surrounded by mountains of granite from which ancient Egyptians extracted solid rocks to bear witness for their incomparable creativity.  On January 17, 1990 the Governor of...

Sculptures