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Gambian artist shortlisted for Int’l Online Art Exhibition

Oct 6, 2020, 11:38 AM | Article By: Yunus S. Saliu

Modou Camara, one of the Gambia’s finest artists has been accepted and shortlisted as the only representative from The Gambia to the Intercontinental Online Art Exhibition dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations.

The Intercontinental Online Art Exhibition topic this year is “United Nations - Symbol of Life, Freedom and Happiness,”.

This world class premiere is expected bring together 216 artists from all 193 United Nations member countries from 6 continents in one show.

It is a project dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the United Nations celebration in 2020. It is being organized by the ‘Inter-Art’ Foundation, that wishes to bring a tribute to this topic, celebrating this great moment, to prove that through art, “we can bring a better world – one of freedom, coexistence, cooperation and understanding and a world of unity between people, nations, and cultures.”

According to the organizers, two exhibitions will be organized between 2020-2021, one at the United Nations headquarters in New York and the second at the Palais De Nations in Geneva.

Modou Camara with over 30 years’ experience in the trade was a former art teacher, who taught art at various Upper Basic Schools for 20 years and also authored a book titled ‘Rudiments of Drawing’.

He is also the founder of Art Kunda and as well member and president of Pan African Circle of Artists (PACA) Gambia chapter.

Camara expressed delight over his selection, as the only representative of The Gambia for the Intercontinental Online Art Exhibition, saying the work he submitted reflected the theme of the event.

Mamat Sallah, Museum Director, who is also an artist, said Camara’s selection for the international exhibition is a big achievement for Gambian artists and those in the fine arts sector in general.

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