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Current issue | Issue 1375, (4-10 January 2018)
Friday,16 November, 2018
Issue 1375, (4-10 January 2018)

Ahram Weekly

‏Tamer Ragab's sculptures on show at Picasso East gallery

‏Tamer Ragab
‏Tamer Ragab's sculptures on show at Picasso East gallery

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 Al-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 (closing15 February).

Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
A miscellaneous exhibition by the National Society for Fine Arts (14-21 January).  Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
A photography exhibition by Cairo Camera Club (14-21 January).
Palace of Arts
Atgah Hall
Paintings by Ahmed Shaaban (3-23 January).

The Capital
11 Youssef Kamel (Al-Gezira Al Wosta) St, Zamalek, Tel 010 25161678/01155262146/01207191333
“Old Stories,” sculptures by Isaac Danial (2-17 January).

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.

3A, Degla St, Mohandessein, Giza, Tel 01111 665868
“A Log Book Diaries,” paintings by Ashraf Raslan (3-27 January).

4 Amrika Al-Latiniya St, Garden City, Tel 02 2796 2881/ 2794 7951
“Small Artworks 2017,” a collective and miscellaneous exhibition of miniatures (closing 8 January).   

Gezira Art Centre
1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek. Tel 2737 3298/96
Ragheb Ayad Hall
“A Textile Experience,” a re-formation of the artworks of artist Hamdy Abdallah (closing 4 January).

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.

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
(closing 6 January).

Al Kahila
15 Al Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz St, Mohandiseen, Tel 02 3304 0791/ 0122 8647511
“Differences,” paintings by Mahmoud Khatab, Hala Al-Sharouny and Adham Badawy (28 January - 8 February).

Mahmoud Mokhtar Culture Centre
5 Tahrir St, beside Cairo Sporting Club, Tel 02 2735 1123
Isis Hall
“In Between,” an exhibition of ceramics by Amany Fawzy (closing 9 January).   

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 (closing18 January).
12 A Maraashly St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 4743/ 0122 2727710/ 010 1051 5327
“100 Artists,” group exhibition (closing 10 January).  

Picasso East
Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, Tel 0122 0000035  
The beauty of the simple life of the rural environment on the banks of the Nile is depicted in an exhibition of paintings by Mounir Eskander while Mahmoud Mar’ay follows the Islamic art approach in his artworks but present it in something very contemporary and Tamer Ragab turns up some classic music then brings his chisel and hammer to start translating his ideas on beautiful sculptures (3-24 January).

6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291
“A Date with the Pioneers,” a duo exhibition of paintings by late artist Salah Abdel-Kerim and Kamal Khalifa (3 January-2 February).   

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 (closing10 January).  

Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
“Adam,” paintings by Syrian painter Souad Mardam Bey (8-24 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 (closing13 February).

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