Monday,19 November, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1376, (11-17 January 2018)
Monday,19 November, 2018
Issue 1376, (11-17 January 2018)

Ahram Weekly

‏Colours of India

Nrityagram by photographer Mona Abdel-Karim
Nrityagram by photographer Mona Abdel-Karim

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).

25 Orabi St., off Port Said, Maadi, Tel 010 19222220
“Revival”, a collection of rare paintings by truly iconic, award winning late artist Nour Al-Youssef (1928-2000) (10 January-10 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
Etigah 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 Daniel (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).

Egyptian Centre for International Cultural Cooperation
11 Shagaret Al-Durr St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 5419
“Colours of India”, photography exhibition by Mona Abdel-Karim showcasing India’s rich cultural diversity as captured through the lens of an Egyptian photographer enchanted by the myriad colours of India (8-13 January).  

6 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2391 6769
“Memories”, paintings by Fatema Lotfy and Mohamed Dessouky (14 January-3 February).

Al-Hanager Arts Centre
Cairo Opera Complex, Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek,
Tel 02 2735 6861
“The Second Crafts and Cultural Industries: Egypt-China”, group exhibition showcases from the Egyptian side: Al-Fustat traditional handicrafts such as jewellery, pottery, stained glass and brass wares, as well as graphic, wood, metal artworks, paintings, textiles by professors of the Faculty of Fine Arts. The Chinese side will display paintings, ceramic, embroidery, handicrafts inspired by the Chinese heritage (10-14 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.

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).

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).

Behler’s Mansion, 157b, 26 July St, ground floor, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8537/0100 067 0705
“Echoes of Past Visions”, drawings by late artist Alexander Saroukhan (10 January-15 February).  

30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
“Coloured Dreams”, paintings by Effat Hosny (closing 12 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).  

SOMA art
14 Maraashli St, Zamalek, 2nd floor, apartment 4, Zamalek, Tel 0122 2429292
Metal sculptures by Houreya Al-Sayed (11-24January).

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).
BA Conference Centre West Exhibition Hall
“Temple of the Million Years of Amenhotep III: Twenty Years of Work”, photo exhibition (9-19 January). 

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