SODIC Art Symposium Opening
Sculptors from around the World join local counterparts to participate in the SODIC Art Symposium. On May 6, 2011, SODIC launched its first International Art Symposium. The symposium that lasted until June 6, 2011 took place at the company’s 6th of October premises where SODIC has commissioned 20 emerging and renowned local and international artists to work with metals to create figure sculptures for the symposium. The symposium was initiated as part of SODIC’s commitment towards the arts; SODIC is intertwining art into most of its development, while at the same time investing in the work of local artists. This symposium was the first in a series of symposiums to come, each with a differing subject and medium for artists to work with in the dedicated 3000 sqm of space. The pieces created in the symposium will be placed all around SODIC’s headquarters, Allegria, Westown and Beverly Hills, to enrich the living experience of the homeowners in these communities. Pieces created in SODIC’s next symposium will be put in the parks of some of SODIC’s developments, creating public spaces for congregation, in an effort to build sustainable neighbourhoods with a strong sense of community. The curator of the symposium was Mohamed Talaat and the sculptors who participated were: Ahmed El Sotohy, Amal Kenawy, Abdel Ghany Kenawy, Ehab El Laban, Hesham Abd Allah, Khaled Zaki, Mahmoud Menaysy, Mohamed El Fayoumi, Omar Tousson, Saed Badr, Salah Hammad, Shams El Karanfily, Anas El Alousy, Carmen Tepsan, Girogie Cpajak, Gopinath Subbana, Goran Capjak, Lui Yang, Rolandas Smitas, and Timucin Cakaloz.