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Current issue | Issue 1373, (14 - 20 December 2017)
Friday,23 March, 2018
Issue 1373, (14 - 20 December 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Hassan Kamel’s sculptures at Karim Francis Contemporary Art Gallery

Hassan Kamel’s sculptures at Karim Francis Contemporary Art Gallery
Hassan Kamel’s sculptures at Karim Francis Contemporary Art Gallery

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 (closing 20 December).
Sharjah Gallery
“ALT w Shidd,” an exhibition by the Graphic Design graduating class at the AUC for their graduation projects. The students’ projects highlight solutions for social and educational problems, and attempt to revive Egyptian culture in its ancient and more modern forms. Open daily from 9am to 4pm, except on holidays (closing 22 December).

The Arts-Mart
Km 28,Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, before Dandy Mall and behind Total Petrol Station, Cairo, Egypt, Tel 0100 0773860
“The Cairo Art Fair III,” is Egypt’s largest ever contemporary art exhibition. The CAF III will showcase the work of over 100 Egyptian artists participating with over 1000 artworks. Among many other artists: Ibrahim Al-Tanbouli, Ayyad El Nimr, Gamal Meleka, Mohamed Abul-Waffa, Mostafa Rahma, Khaled Hafez, Lina Mowafy, Hossam Dirar, Alaa Abul-Hamd, Aida Khalil, Ahmed Osman, Mahmoud El Deweihy, Ahmed Magdy and Islam Ebada. CAF III is perhaps the most unconventional art fair in the region; breaking the boundaries of format, participation, duration and presentation, the fair is an unmissable synergy of art and artists. Displaying well-established artists alongside upcoming stars has always been, and continues to be the gallery's unique strategy, designed to portray an honest reflection of today's Egyptian art scene. The artwork will periodically change during the course of the fair (8 December-15 February).

Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
A group miscellaneous show by Arab visual artists (13-20 December).  
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Oil paintings by Mahitab Al-Orabi (13-20 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 (closing 31 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).

Hungarian Cultural Counsellor Office 13 Gawad Hosni St, Abdin, Downtown, second floor, Tel 02 2392 6692
“Pilgrim Scholar Alexander Csoma de Kőrös,” Heliogravure exhibition showcases
graphics based on coeval illustrations with Alexander Csoma de Kőrös and were made for his 200th anniversary in 1984 (opening on Monday 18 December, 7pm)..

Karim Francis Contemporary Art Gallery
1 Al-Sherifein St, 3rd St right off Kasr Al-Nile St, Downtown, Tel 0100 667 4823
Selected pieces of sculptures in different media by Hassan Kamel (3-21 December).

Khan Almaghraby
18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 3349/01000 694940   
“A Traveller’s Imagination,” paintings by Walid Jahin (12-25 December).

Al Mashrabia
80 Mohieddin Abul Ezz St, infront of the Shooting Club Gate 3, Dokki, Tel 02 3335 7507
A trio exhibition of paintings by Hanafi Mahmoud, Diaaeddin Dawoud and sculptures by Murad Fakhreddin (closing 23 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
(closing 19 December).
6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291
“Melodies of Conflict,” paintings by Ahmed Farid (closing 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).

Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
Venue I
“Nature,” paintings by Amina Al-Demirdash (10 December-2 January).
Venue II
“The Nile,” sculpture by Ayman Saadawy (10 December-2 January).   
Venue II
“The Age of Innocence,” paintings by Mostafa Rabie (10 December-2 January).


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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