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Current issue | Issue 1327, (12 - 18 January 2017)
Tuesday,18 June, 2019
Issue 1327, (12 - 18 January 2017)

Ahram Weekly


From Rags and Riches exhibition at the Embassy of Switzerland
From Rags and Riches exhibition at the Embassy of Switzerland

The American University in Cairo
The Photographic Gallery
New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
“Retrospective: Photographs from the Collection”, is a group exhibition from the gallery’s archival collection. It is an overview of past exhibitions ranging from the 19th Century to the present moment. Participating photographers are: Amr Abdallah, Aladin Abdel Naby, Marwa Adel, Robert Azzi, Reem Al-Faisal, John Feeney, Meral Friedlander, Ara Güler, Boulos Isaac, Jaime Mota, Dorothy Norman, Randa Shaath, Riad Shehata, and John C. Tordai among others (closing 12 January).
Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, 6th of October, Tel 0100 0773860
“The Cairo Art Fair II,” is the gallery’s grandest exhibition yet, the second edition of the Cairo Art Fair is the manifestation of the dream to become a one-stop destination for Egyptian art enthusiasts worldwide.
The fair is not just about viewing art, but experiencing art. It provides a medium to physically walk through the contemporary Egyptian art scene today giving the audience a chance to fully explore and experience the current Egyptian art scene. Displaying the latest work of over 100 of Egypt’s best artists across a variety of different disciplines, Cairo Art Fair II is set to be a strong and dynamic show not to be missed.
It includes the latest works of Khaled Zaki, Mohamed Abla, George Bahgoury, Guirgis Lotfy, Hossam Dirar, Karim Abdelmalak, Mohamed El Damarawy, Ibrahim El Tanbouli, Lina Mowafy, Britt Boutros Ghali, Nazli Madkour, Deena Fadel, Klay Kassem, Mohamed Sabry, Gamal Meleka, Eman Ossama, and many more (closing 15 February).

Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Al-Hanager Arts Centre
Tel 02 2735 6861
The Third Annual Forum of El-Marsam Artists’ Friends for Oil and Pastel Paintings was opened under the auspices of Culture Minister Helmi Al-Namnam and German Cultural Attache Michael Diebold. It features Farida Darweesh, Dina Fahmy, Samy Abdallah, Hanan Kamal, Zeinab Fawzi, Iman Kazak, Rana Mohamed and many more (9-14 January).  
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 2739 0132/0144
Oil paintings by Samaa Yehia (closing 16 January).  
Music Library (Ziyad Bakir) Hall
The Arab Creators Forum miscellaneous exhibition (closing 16 January).  

Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre
1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103
A permanent exhibition of the centre’s ceramic, brass, jewellery and khayameya products.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Imam Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St with Al-Azhar, Tel 02 2514 7475
Permanent exhibition of the handicraft centre’s products, including pottery, brass artworks and jewellery.

Al Kahila
15 Al Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz St, Mohandiseen, Tel 02 3304 0791/ 0122 8647511
“The Secret,” an exhibition of paintings by Emad Abou Zeid (closing 19 January).   ​ ​
8 Champollion St, Downtown, Tel 02 25784494/ 0100 1704554
“Threads,” a solo exhibition by Mexican-Italian artist Carlos Torio, who exhibits for the first time in Cairo. The concept of ‘eternal return’ is something that is repeated over and over again in the work of Torio. The artist has chosen the idea of ​​recycling as the return of the residue through the usage of espresso capsules and aluminium covers of wine bottles (closing 12 January).
“Slow War,” the fourth solo exhibition of paintings by Ali Abdel-Mohsen (15 January-16 February).  

Behler’s Mansion, 157b, 26 July St, ground floor, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8537/0100 067 0705
“Before Dawn,” new paintings by artist Sami Aboul-Azm (closing 17 January).

4A Ibn Zankai St, from Hassan Sabri, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 0604
“Fayoumi’s Portraits,” a solo exhibition by Omar Al-Fayoumi (15 January-2 February).

30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek. Tel 02 2736 7544
“Apeirophobia,” an exhibition of paintings by Ahmed Abdel-Ghany about memories of Al Azhari Street (closing 12 January).
“The Mood,” an exhibition of paintings by Mustafa Rahma (15 January- 5 February).
6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291
“A Glimpse of Heritage,” an exhibition of paintings by Mohamed Abla
(10 January-9 February).

Switzerland Embassy
Office for International Cooperation
24 Gamaleddin Abul-Mahasen St, Garden City, Tel 02 2795 1536, 02 2794 3638
“From Rags to Riches,” is an exhibition presents for the first time in Egypt 20 artworks conceived to be displayed in public spaces and created using recycled materials. Many of them have an interactive purpose or a functional one. It is organized by Baad El Bahr for Cultural Development & Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art. Participating artists: Ahmed Askalany, Afrodite Al-Seesy,  Hatem Mousa,  Ramy Beshr,  Rania Atef, Sama Waly, Florence Mohy and Monica Michel, Akeel Khreef, Medhat Benzoher and Mahitab Hassan (closing 31 January).

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
1 Al-Sayeda Nafisa St, Zeinhom, infront of Fathi Sorour Compound, Tel 02 2362 2647/ 02 2362 8174
“The Khedive's Son Tales,” an exhibition of artworks by Sami Bekheit mixing between the folk heritage and the modern art media (12-18 January).  

10 Nabarawy St, off Champollion St, Downtown. Tel 02 2576 8086
Factory Space
“The Past is Always an Invented Land, Orhan Pamuk,” is an exhibition from the   
Amgad Naguib Collection. “The Past is Always an Invented Land” is an un-curated mass of things from the collection of Amgad Naguib, downtown Cairo’s famed collector and dealer of objects, artworks, ephemera, and other relics of Egypt’s modernist past. Naguib’s extraordinarily rich collection is entirely kept intact: its chaotic composition and uncontrollable orchestration was directly transferred from his anarchic storage spaces downtown into the Townhouse gallery space. In the end, his collection is ruthlessly put on view with little regard for historical narrative or tidy curatorial statements to create an emphatically disorganized anti-exhibition (closing 1 February).

20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
New exhibition by Halim Yacoub (11-24 January).

Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
Venue I
“Let’s Talk,” an exhibition of Souad Mardam Bey latest artworks (15 January-14 February).    
Venue II
“Roller Coaster,” is an exhibition by Yasmine El-Hazek (15 January-14 February).   

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