Presented by a member of the International Academy of Ceramics in Switzerland "Aesthetics of Contemporary Ceramics" - a workshop on fine arts at the Egyptian Russian University... photos
Dr. Mohamed Orabi, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Egyptian Russian University (ERU), stated that a workshop was held under the title “Aesthetics of Contemporary Ceramics as an Expressive Medium in Modern Theories of Visual Arts.” The workshop was presented by the distinguished artist, Dr. Sarah Bin Attia, Professor of Ceramics at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Tunisia and a member of the International Academy of Ceramics in Switzerland … Dr. Orabi highlighted that the workshop was implemented as per the directives of the University President, Dr. Sherif Fakhry Mohamed Abd-el-Naby, with the aim of introducing to the students successful ideals who are distinguished pioneers in the various fields of visual arts, and who got their educational background at faculties of fine arts.
The Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the ERU pinpointed that the workshop titled “Aesthetics of Contemporary Ceramics as an Expressive Medium in Modern Theories of Visual Arts” came as part of the interest of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the university in opening up to the movement of contemporary global arts with its multiple circles. A detailed presentation was delivered on the artistic experience of Dr. Sarah Bin Attia in the field of “contemporary ceramic art” as an expressive medium in the modern theories of visual arts.
In the same vein, Dr. Sarah Bin Attia, Professor of Ceramics at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Tunisia and a member of the International Ceramics Academy in Switzerland, spoke about her last exhibition, “As It Was…So It Is,” which was held at Cairo Opera House. She explained that ceramic works are titled with Greek words and terms, through which a philosophical and existential concept is manifested, revealing the symbolism of the plastic elements, which are arranged and organized in their physical and material positions.
Dr. Sarah explained that constructive discourse is woven and formed among blocks and spaces, large sizes and small details, colors and body, the materiality of the work and its objectivity, the tangibility of the material and the symbolism of thought; and through this constructivism, a number of abstract concepts emerge in each of the artwork details.
At the end of the workshop, Dr. Mohamed Orabi, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, presented the University Shield to Dr. Sarah Bin Attia, as an expression of appreciation of her contribution to the process of enriching the cognitive and aesthetic experience of the faculty’s students and researchers.