Sunday,23 July, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1349, (15 - 21 June 2017)
Sunday,23 July, 2017
Issue 1349, (15 - 21 June 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Adel Abdel-Rahman at Picasso East gallery

Adel Abdel-Rahman at Picasso East gallery
Adel Abdel-Rahman at Picasso East gallery

Aisha Fahmy Palace

1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211
The Complex of Arts
“Treasures of Our Art Museums,” a group exhibition of masterpieces by legendary Egyptian and foreign painters and sculptors such as Injy Aflatoun, Mahmoud said, Rateb Seddik, Seif Wanly, Mohamed Nagui, Rodin Auguste, Delacroix Eugene, George Waterhouse, Lapini Cesare (closing 31 August).

Amir Taz Palace
27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Salebiya St, Al-Khalifa district, Tel 02 2514 2581
“Our Beautiful Country, ” a miscellaneous exhibition of traditional handicrafts from Egypt's different governorates such as South Sinai, the New Valley, Aswan, Nuba, Luxor, Sohag, Qena as well as Al-Fustat Centre for Handicrafts products and a calligraphy exhibition (exhibitions will accompany the art shows taking place at the palace).

Art Mart
Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, 6th of October, Egypt, Cairo,0100 0773860
Friday 9th of June for the opening of Egypt's largest ever Summer Affordable Art Show. The concept of this exhibition is simply to provide a fun, friendly atmosphere to help you find the perfect piece that fits your taste, space and budget. The gallery will be displaying over 1500 art pieces by 120 of Egypt's most loved contemporary artists.
(opening Friday 9 June from noon to midnight , the show will run all summer, with new art being added periodically. Ramadan working hours: weekdays from 10am to 3.30pm).
    
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds,Zamalek
Palace of Arts
“Wings of Mexico, ” two wings of bronze created by Mexico's world-renowned contemporary artist Jorge Marin placed upon an iron frame, above three steps of concrete, two isolated wings, that seemingly stand in thin air; then, someone climbs the steps, stands in front of them and, for that moment, it all makes sense. The sculpture will be placed in front of the entrance of the Palace of Arts building for six month until next October.

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.

Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat St, 4th Floor, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2396 4272
“Imagined Life in a Museum Vitrine,” is the fourth and final chapter of the long term project If Not For That Wall that has been taking place at CIC over the past two years. It is a long-term project interested in different forms of imprisonment. It addresses institutionalized forms of imprisonment as well as other forms of social exclusion. It includes Plan for Greater Baghdad by Ala Younis, The Zone by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, The Exhibition by Hossam Ali and Domestic Tourism II by Maha Maamoun.The chapter traces notions of desire and defeat inherent to the histories of national liberation movements in Egypt and the region, and the recession of collective forms of organization and ideas of the common in face of accelerated processes of segregation, individualization and consumption. Imagined Life in A Museum Vitrine consists of an exhibition, alongside a programme of discussions, artist talks, screenings, a workshop, and a selection of related books available in the CIC’s library. The exhibition brings together four works that look at the construction of national identity and the manifestations of the state in the modern Arab city (closing 22 June).

Egyptian Architecture House
4 Darb Al-Tebana St, Al Darb Al Ahmar, Tel 012 6296 5078
“The Marvels of Islamic Architecture in Cairo,” a photography exhibition by Tarek Meri (closing 15 June).

Gezira Art Centre
1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek. Tel 2737 3298/96
“The 4th Black and White Salon,” a group show showcases 290 black and white paintings created by 150 artists from different generations (closing 22 June).   

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.

Japan Foundation Office
106 Al-Qasr Al-Aini St, Cairo Centre Building, 5th floor, Garden City, Tel 02 2794 9431 / 9719
“The Effects of the Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” an exhibition of photos, paintings and documentaries as well as books and novels written on the catastrophe (until the end of Ramadan).   

Mashrabia
8 Champollion St, Downtown, Tel 02 25784494/ 0100 1704554
“My Favorite Things 2,” Marwa Al-Shazly, Souad Abdel-Rassoul, Fadwa Ramadan and Azza Mustafa.
Curator Stefania Angarano has chosen to showcase the artworks of whom she believes represent the most original and inspiring young artists in the current Egyptian artistic scene. This alluring exhibition gathers together original and contrasting works that share a symbolic language open to interpretation, as well as the ability to encompass different dimensions and realities, inviting a diverse audience to explore alternative, at times surreal, dimensions. Each one pursuing a very personal technique, their artistic practices span different mediums such as drawing, painting and graphic design.
While Ramadan, drawing from the old centuries amazing poetry, uses words and letters filled with symbolic meaning to create simple monochrome visual forms, Abdel-Rassoul explores the intertwined relationship between human and nature by evoking the strength of the universe that lies within us. In Mustafa’s very colourful paintings, normal people in their everyday life become characters of a theatre play, while in Al-Shazly’s candy-coloured paintings the deceptive appearance of the world that is parallel to the one we live in is revealed (closing 22 June).

Picasso East
Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, Tel 0122 0000035  
“Madad,” Arab calligraphy exhibition features among others Ibrahim Badr, Sherif Reda, Adel Abdel-Rahman, Yossri Hassan (closing 25 June).

Salama
36 Ahmed Oraby St, Mohandeseen, Tel 02 3346 3242
“Art for All,” a group exhibition of paintings by the likes of Georges Bahgory, Gihan Raaouf, Essmat Dawestashi, Ayman Salah Taher, Mohamed Tarawi, Nagwa Al-Ashri, Fatemah Refaat (The exhibition is on until the end of the Summer season).
El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Word and Garden Halls
“Feast Colours,” a group photography exhibition (21-29 June).

Townhouse
10 Nabarawy St, off Champollion St, Downtown, Tel 02 2576 8086
Factory Space
“Out of Print,” is an invitation to think in 3D. It is a collaboration between tech collective Cairo Hackerspace and members of the public. Individuals are invited to put forth an idea or problem to be translated into physical form: it could be a sound or a gesture, a painting or a photograph. Engineers from Cairo Hackerspace will be available every day of the exhibition from 4 to 8 with 3D printers, virtual reality headsets, scanners and sensors to create, problem-solve, and produce models based on the ideas presented. In addition to participating in the printing process, members of the public are also invited to pen their thoughts on an idea board facing the printers. This experiment attempts to challenge notions of value in the process of artistic production. An “original” can be contested when the artwork itself is a reproducible data file; a chance glitch can create something that’s one of a kind. The result of this collaborative interaction is an unpredictable process that raises questions about copyright and intellectual property (closing 21 June).

ALEXANDRIA

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
BACC East Exhibition Hall
“The Inhabitants,” a photo exhibition by artist Jack Jonathan and Ambassador of Sweden to Egypt Charlotta Sparre. Through her photographs, Sparre shares her love and passion to the MENA region.  Most of her professional career has been devoted to the Arab world, including Libya, Egypt, and Syria. She has an interest in political history, humanitarian issues, and the challenges of contemporary development. The exhibition will be open to the public on a daily basis from 9am to 9pm, except for Fridays. On Saturdays and during public holidays, it will be open from 12noon to 9pm (closing 24 June).

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