"AMEN : A Prayer for the World"
AMEN: A prayer for the World
The exhibition features 48 fiberglass sculptures in prayer painted by 30 Muslim and Christian Egyptian artists and 18 Christian and Jewish western artists.
The participating artists have been given a life-size fiberglass sculpture in one of four poses of prayer to paint or decorate as they wish. The theme AMEN: A Prayer for the World, seeks to express the deep, fundamental acknowledgement of power and hope for all peoples. To evoke the commonality of prayer, the four poses symbolize human diversity, community, and the many forms prayer can take. The forms were sculpted by the noted Egyptian artist Reda Abdel Rahman.Thirty figures painted by Egyptian artists are currently on display in Cairo. These figures will travel to the United States and join 18 figures painted by Western artists for a joint exhibition at Washington National Cathedral and then in New York City at St. John the Divine.
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