Tuesday,14 August, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1372, (7 - 13 December 2017)
Tuesday,14 August, 2018
Issue 1372, (7 - 13 December 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Jameel House for Traditional Arts exhibition

Jameel House for Traditional Arts exhibition
Jameel House for Traditional Arts exhibition

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 (closing 20 December).

Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Oil paintings by Randa Ismail (3-10 December).  
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Paintings by Menat Allah Salama (3-10 December).  
Palace of Arts
The 28th Youth Salon (closing 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.

Darb 1718
Kasr El Sham3 Street, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2361 0511
“CAIROGRAPHIE,” is the first annual festival of photography and video organized by both Darb 1718 and Photopia. 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 (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 (closing 8 January).   

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

French Cultural Institute
Heliopolis, Masr Al-Gedida, Tel 02 2417 4824
“Between Heliopolis and The Nile,” paintings by Myriam Wassef on her memories in Cairo streets (11-17 December).  

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
“Shadow of the Soul,” paintings by Mohamed Gaber or Gaby (10-30 December).

Greek Campus gallery
28 Falaki St, Bab Al-Louk, Cairo, Tel 010 90322400
“Alibaba’s Grotto,” paintings by Mohamed Abla shown for the first time
(6 December-6 January).

18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 3349/01000 694940   
“A Gentle Giant ,” paintings by Ahmed Dafrawy (11-21 December).

Karim Francis Contemporary Art Gallery
1 Al-Sherifein St, 3rd St right off Kasr Al-Nile St, Downtown, Tel 0100 667 4823
Bronze sculpture by Hassan Kamel (3-21 December).

8 Champollion St, Downtown, Tel 02 2578 4494/ 0100 1704554
“Swimming with the Remains of a Time to Come,” paintings by Mohamed Abdel-Moneim. His artworks transform the real into its psychological dimensions (10 December-18 January).
Maqaad Al-Sultan Qaitbay
Eastern Cemetery area, Cairo
The Third Annual exhibition of the graduates of Art Jameel House for Traditional Arts and the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (8-13 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 (closing 17 December).

30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
“Water-Scape,” pastel paintings by Mohamed Ghanem (3-19 December).
Photography by world-renowned photographer Khaled Abul-Dahab
(3-19 December).
6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291
“Melodies of Conflict,” paintings by Ahmed Farid (29 November-29 December).   
10 Nabarawy St, off Champollion St, Downtown. Tel 02 2576 8086
Factory Space
“An Object Resembling an Artwork,” a show 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
(closing 16 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 showcases 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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