Wednesday,18 October, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1350, (22 June - 5 July 2017)
Wednesday,18 October, 2017
Issue 1350, (22 June - 5 July 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Mohamed Sabry

The Battle of Port Said by Mohamed Sabry
The Battle of Port Said by Mohamed Sabry

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, Mohamed Sabry, Rodin Auguste, Delacroix Eugene, George Waterhouse, Lapini Cesare (closing 31 August).

The American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
The Photographic Gallery
“John Feeney: Retrospective, 40 Years of Photographing Egypt”.  In 1963, John Feeney, a New-Zealand-born film-maker, photographer and writer, arrived in Egypt intending to stay for one year and instead stayed for forty. This exhibition brings together many of his now rare color photographs of Egypt, taken over forty years from 1963 until 2004.
Feneey’s photographs depict Egypt’s epic grandeur. They include aspects of the country rarely dealt with – the unique domes of Cairo, the extraordinary multi-coloured pavilions of the Tentmakers’ Street, the gathering of jasmine blossoms in the Nile Delta, the shadow puppet plays of Cairo’s street theatre, and the mosques, mausoleums, and hammams of the Islamic city
(7 June-13 July).

Art Mart
Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, 6th of October, Egypt, Cairo,0100 0773860
The gallery presents 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.
(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, Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Hanager Arts Centre
“A Step Forward,” an exhibition of paintings by talents with special abilities (closing 22 June).   
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).

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
“I Have a Sensitive Digestion,” when the collective was founded in February 2017, two of the three founders were sleeping. In the following months, they woke up many times to develop a common practice of perception which results in a body including a super-digesting system: le citron bleu. In this exhibition featuring Alessandra Respini, Lorenz Rieser and Jan Bachmann, you'll have the singular chance to explore this body on the ceiling of the Mashrabia gallery with the merciful help of little mirrors that are provided at the entrance (2-10 July).

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, Effat Hosny, 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).

UBUNTU
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“UBUNTU Revisited,” the gallery is exhibiting an eclectic selection of pieces from its personal collection for the duration of the summer (The exhibition is on until the end of the Summer season, Ramadan working hours: 11am to 4pm daily except Fridays).

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 (closing 24 June).

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