Saturday,17 November, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1370, (23-29 November 2017)
Saturday,17 November, 2018
Issue 1370, (23-29 November 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Mohamed Damarawy's paintings at Al Kahila gallery

Mohamed Damarawy
Mohamed Damarawy's paintings at Al Kahila gallery

Al-Ahram Art Gallery

Al-Galaa St, Ramses, Tel 16545
“Remains,” paintings by Farouk Mustafa (20-30 November).

The American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
The Photographic Gallery
“Studio Armand: The Art of Wedding Portraiture,” a photographic exhibition by Armand Arzrouni. Arzrouni is a Swiss-Armenian photographer who worked in his father’s photography studio Downtown Cairo between 1961-2007. His first portrait was of King Farouk’s sister, Princess Faika, and her family. Both father and son specialized in portrait photography, carving a lucrative niche market photographing wedding portraits, which became highly sought after by the Egyptian middle and upper classes (15 November- 20 December).

Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
The 39th Cairo International Film Festival (21-29 November).  
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Drawings by artist Samir Zaza from Syria (21-29 November).  
Palace of Arts
The 28th Youth Salon (8 November-8 December).

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
“Lemon Jam Never Killed Anyone,” is the second exhibition of The Students’ Council Programme organised by the Studio Khana for Contemporary Art. It shows the works of the eight participants that completed the programme this year and work with a range of media, including video, installation, sound, painting, text and digital images. Participating artists: Aya Abdel-Rahman, Aya Turk, Karam Ahmed Ali, Nay Noshy, Noha El-Gharabawy, Samar Samy, Sara Atwa,  Yasmine Abdel-Aziz (15 November - 2 December).

Darb 1718
Kasr El Sham3 Street, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2361 0511
“CAIROGRAPHIE,” the first annual festival of photography and video. It celebrates both photography and video through bringing together all career stages; emerging, mid-career and established artists as well as photographers, to raise awareness of contemporary topics through different forms of photography and video. The festival creates opportunities for artistic expression and engagement between participants and attendees.
It is designed by Darb 1718 contemporary art and culture centre and “Photopia” photography school. The festival is composed of a main art exhibition alongside a rich artistic programme of workshops and talks, organized by both Darb 1718 and Photopia. CAIROGRAPHIE is planned to adopt a different core theme every year. This year’s theme is “Transitions” developed by Karim Al-Hayawan, photographer and interior architect (5 November through the end of December).

4 Amrika Al-Latiniya St, Garden City, Tel 02 2796 2881/ 2794 7951
A collective and miscellaneous exhibition of miniatures (19 November-8 January).   

23 B Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6239/0100 2155702
A retrospective exhibition showcases Abdel-Ghaffar Shedeed's paintings
(19 November-15 December).   

Gezira Arts Centre
1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek, Tel 2737 3298/96
“Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku-Japan,” a travelling exhibition of ceramics, textiles, metalwork, wood and bamboo crafts, organized by the Japan Foundation Cairo Office (closing 28 November).

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.

6 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2391 6769
“Steps,” a duo exhibition of paintings by Khaled Elhalaby and Nagat Farouk
(12 November-2 December).

Italian Cultural Institute
3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
Exhibition of educational panels on eco-sustainable architecture by professor Marco Sala at Florence University and professor Mohsen Abul-Naga at Cairo University (For visits: Sunday to Thursday, from 9am to 4pm – lobby of the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo) (closing 30 November).   
“Giovanni Battista Belzoni and Abu Simbel,” an exhibition marks the 200 years since the discovery of Abu Simbel and the discovery of the tomb of Sethi 1 by Giovanni Battista Belzoni, curated by Dr. Francis Amin. Rare prints and important documentation on the great Italian explorer, his discoveries and his time are all on display. In addition, is presented the documentation on rescue of Abu Simbel temples and on the Italian contribution to this enterprise (closing 7 December).

18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 3349/01000 694940   
“Like a Dream,” paintings by late artist Shawki Zaghloul (1947-1988)
(21 November- 7 December).
Al Kahila
15 Al Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz St, Mohandiseen, Tel 02 3304 0791/ 0122 8647511
“Gatherings,” paintings by Mohamed Damarawy (closing 23 November).  

Mahmoud Mokhtar Culture Centre
5 Tahrir St, beside Cairo Sporting Club, Tel 02 2735 1123
Isis &Nahdat Misr Halls
The 9th Nile Salon for Photography (9 November-3 December).

8 Champollion St, Downtown, Tel 02 2578 4494/ 0100 1704554
New abstract paintings by Assem Sharaf (5 November - 6 December).

Mr and Mrs Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum
On the corner of Giza St and Kafur St, next to the State Council, Giza,
Tel 02 3336 2921
Horizon One Hall
Paintings by Ihab Shaker (26 November-17 December).

30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
Paintings by Abdel-Aal Hassan (12-30 November).
10 Nabarawy St, off Champollion St, Downtown. Tel 02 2576 8086
Factory Space
“An Object Resembling an Artwork,” by Ahmed Shawky Hassan treads the line that separates art from object, the intentional from the incidental, and ritual performance from the infra-ordinary. Ahmed Shawky Hassan first draws the viewer into the gallery, the studio, or the museum space and then implicates them in worlds of meaning-construction that surround art. The works in the exhibition challenge the very space they occupy, the institution (both literally and figuratively), the immediate environment, and the established customs and conventions of exhibitions (12 November-10 January). 
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“Dreams of Freedom,” abstract sculptures by Amgad Al-Tohamy
(26 November-16 December).
1st Settlement, New Cairo, Tel 02 2737 6753/0100 2792223
Paintings by Muaataz Al-Imam and Eman Hussein (closing 30 November).

Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
Venue I
“Sense and Sensitivity,” sculptures by Nathan Doss (12 November - 4 December). Venue II
“The Yin-Yang Asylum,” paintings by Yasmine El Hazek (12 November - 4 December).  


Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Entrance of the Antiquities Museum B1 Level
“Abu Simbel: 200 Years After the Passing of Sheikh Ibrahim Burckhardt,” exhibition marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Swiss Orientalist Johann Ludwig Burckhardt—who discovered one of the most well-known ancient Egyptian monuments, the Temple of Abu Simbel in Aswan—the BA Antiquities Museum organizes the exhibition, in cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland, and the University of Basel in Switzerland. It will showcase a number of plaques portraying the locations visited by Sheikh Ibrahim during his travels to Nubia, such as Philae, Abu Simbel, and Qasr Ibrim (13 November-13 February).

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