Monday,18 February, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1380, (8 - 14 February 2018)
Monday,18 February, 2019
Issue 1380, (8 - 14 February 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Rags and Tatters

Rags and Tatters photo: Shimaa Alaa
Rags and Tatters photo: Shimaa Alaa

The American University in Cairo

New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
The Photographic Gallery
“Emile Béchard: An Orientalist in Nineteenth Century Cairo”, an exhibition organised by The Photographic Gallery with The Rare Books and Special Collections Library. This collection is on loan from AUC Trustee Philip Maritz. The exhibit of 53 nineteenth century sepia photos is a selection from French photographer Emile Bechard’s Orientalist studies. It includes daily life scenes of street life, domestic life, market activities, Sufi dervishes, women and an assortment of portraits of Sheikh Al-Sadat, an important social figure of his time (14 February-22 March).


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 showcases 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
(closing 15 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) (closing 15 February).  


Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Oil paintings by Wael Hemdan (4-10 February).    
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Oil paintings by Mahmoud Al-Khafif (4-10 February).    
Palace of Arts
Atgah Hall
“Rags and Tatters”, photography by Shimaa Alaa (4- 24 February).      


The Capital
11 Youssef Kamel (Al-Gezira Al Wosta) St, Zamalek, Tel 010 25161678/01155262146/01207191333
“Walls of Paper”, paintings by Reda Abdel-Rahman (closing 13 February).   


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.


4 Amrika Al-Latiniya St, Garden City, Tel 02 2796 2881/ 2794 7951
“Always….She”, paintings by Gamal Qassem (4-18 February).  


Gezira Art Centre
1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek. Tel 2737 3298/96
Ahmed Sabri, Al-Hussein Fawzi, Kamal Khalifa, Ragheb Ayad Halls
A retrospective exhibition for artist Mahmoud Shoukri (1947-2015) (7-28 February).


6 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2391 6769
“Echo”, paintings by Hassan Ali (11 February-3 March).


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.


Karim Francis Contemporary Art Gallery
1 Al-Sherifein St, 3rd St right off Kasr Al-Nile St, Downtown, Tel 0100 667 4823
Bronze sculptures by Hassan Kamel (closing 8 February).   


Al Mashrabia
80 Mohieddin Abul Ezz St, infront of the Shooting Club Gate 3, Dokki, Tel 02 3335 7507   
A collective exhibition of paintings by the likes of Said Al-Gazzar, Hassan Ali, Hoda Al-Ganaini, Tayseer Hamed and Nour Bassiouny
(closing 10 February).


8 Champollion St, Downtown, Tel 02 2578 4494/ 0100 1704554
“Simple Things”, paintings by Ibrahim Al-Haddad. His artworks transform the real into its psychological dimensions (closing 28 February).
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
(closing 15 February).  


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 Samir Fouad (closing 11 February).


Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC)
3 Abul-Fida St,2nd floor, Zamalek, Tel 02 2795 3705/ 2737 1995
“Lens”, a photography exhibition of the antiquity collection of the Museum of Islamic Arts hosted by the MACIC. The Museum of Islamic Arts had, in cooperation with Adasa Club in Alexandria, organized a photography competition in August 2017. More than 280 photographers participated in the competition, out of which the photos of 39 artists were selected for the exhibition. The exhibition of 64 photos will showcase the glimpses of artworks in different stages of Islamic civilization in different parts of the world. The photos include pottery, glassworks, manuscripts, jewelries, metals, weavings and Islamic arts. The photos were exhibited for the first time at the Museum of Islamic Arts on 10 October 2017 and at Port Said Cultural Palace on 11 January 2018 (4-15 February).


Museum of Modern Egyptian Art
Cairo Opera House Grounds, Gezira, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6667/65
Al-Bab Selim Hall
“Visible Tales”, graphic artworks by Ahmed Mohie Hamza (closing 10 February).  


30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
“Vintage”, mixed media artworks by Amina Salem (28 January-11 February).


Picasso East
Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, New Cairo, Tel 0122 0000035  
The latest creations of artist and former culture minister Farouk Hosni. His paintings are like a mesmerizing maze with a cryptic message, they keep luring you to rack your mind, trying to understand what is going on in these paintings (3-28 February).


SOMA art
14 Maraashli St, Zamalek, 2nd floor, apartment 4, Zamalek, Tel 0122 2429292
“Le Caire 1801”, paintings by Hossam Dirar (4-22 February).


10 Nabarawy St, off Champollion St, Downtown. Tel 02 2576 8086
Factory Space
“Rites of Passage”, this exhibition by Yasmine Al-Meleegy explores questions surrounding fixability. Any restoration process faces a double think; it may either stage a regressive return to a past functionality, or proceed with a progressive imagination of an ulterior future. (11 February- 28 March).


Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
Venue I
“Faces”, sculptures by Gamal Abdel-Nasser (closing 20 February).  
Venue II
“Girls’ Tales”, paintings by Khaled Sorour (closing 20 February).    




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 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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