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Current issue | Issue 1329, (26 January - 1 February 2017)
Wednesday,26 September, 2018
Issue 1329, (26 January - 1 February 2017)

Ahram Weekly


Omar Al-Fayoumi’s portraits at Misr gallery
Omar Al-Fayoumi’s portraits at Misr gallery

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).

Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2591 3391
“Ishraqat,” (Glimpses), a group calligraphy exhibition showcases 40 paintings representing the different schools of the Arab calligraphy created by a galaxy of calligraphers from Egypt’s various govenorates (closing 28 January).   

Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 2739 0132/0144
Oil paintings by Adel Bassiouni (28 January-4 February).  
Music Library (Ziyad Bakir) Hall
A miscellaneous collective exhibition by a group of female artists (29 January-5 February).  

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.

14 Al-Hrar St, off Al-Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz, Mohandeseen
“Haneen,” (Nostalgia), a solo exhibition by Reda Abdel-Rahman (28 Januray-16 February).

Darb 1718
Kasr El Sham3 Street, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2361 0511
“Distraction,” an exhibition about boredom and heterotopia featuring artworks from Darb 1718
permanent collection, including photography and paintings.
It emphasizes these links between heterotopias and boredom by juxtaposing heterotopic scenes with work from Darb 1718 private collection (closing 26 February).

Gezira Art Centre
1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek. Tel 02 2737 3298
“Drawing between Imagination and Words,” an exhibition of paintings by Reda Abdel-Salam (closing 9 February).

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.
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8 Champollion St, Downtown, Tel 02 25784494/ 0100 1704554
“Slow War,” the fourth solo exhibition of paintings by Ali Abdel-Mohsen (closing 16 February).  

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

30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek. Tel 02 2736 7544
“Mazag,” (Mood), an exhibition of paintings by Mostafa Rahma (closing 5 February).
6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291
“A Glimpse of Heritage,” an exhibition of paintings by Mohamed Abla
(closing 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).

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
“Sukoon,” (Silence), an exhibition of paintings by Mohamed Khedr (1-13 February).

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

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