Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, partnered with the Embassy of Belgium in Cairo to host the Comic Strips Art Exhibition at Mall of Egypt. The exhibition opened its doors to the public free of charge on January 20, running for 10 days and bringing together original drawings from famous Belgian artists. The artists conducted various preparatory works and video interviews to illustrate the making of comic strips.
The exhibition, titled “Belgium – Egypt: A journey through the childhood memory,” was first introduced at the Cairo Opera House on November 17, moving to the Mall of Egypt in January. The exhibition saw a visit from H.E. Mr. Francois Cornet d’Elzius, the Ambassador of Belgium in Cairo, along with various media publications and public figures. H.E Mr. Francois Cornet d’Elzius provided attendees with a welcome speech on bringing art and talent from the heart of Belgium to Egypt – which has always been the hub for arts and culture and an inspiration to many Belgian artists.
H.E. Mr. Francois Cornet d’Elzius, the Ambassador of Belgium in Cairo, stated:
“At this exhibition, we have original drawings and sketches from famous Belgian artists who have gotten their inspiration from Egypt which is also evident in the comic strips we have present at this exhibition. Every child in Belgium has grown up to the tradition of reading and watching comic strips including myself. Comic strips has always been considered an art in Belgium where you can find shops and museums dedicated to the art of comic strips. I’d like to thank Mall of Egypt and Majid Al Futtaim for this great opportunity and we hope the public enjoys this comic strips exhibition as much as the Belgian society does.”
Diaa Yehia, Country Head at Majid Al Futtaim – Properties, added:
“At Majid Al Futtaim, we are committed to showcasing our support for the art community. We are proud to be partnering with the Embassy of Belgium in Cairo to host this one-of-a-kind exhibition that brings together two promising cultures at our flagship property in the country, Mall of Egypt. We will continue striving to provide our visitors with new and unique experiences.”
The exhibition features 40 drawings from famous Belgian artists. The exhibition remains open to the public until January 30 at Mall of Egypt, level 2 and will be moving to City Centre Almaza, another Majid Al Futtaim property, in March 2022.