Friday,14 December, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1381, (15 - 21 February 2018)
Friday,14 December, 2018
Issue 1381, (15 - 21 February 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Gamal Abdel-Nasser's sculpted faces

One of Gamal Abdel-Nasser
One of Gamal Abdel-Nasser's sculpted faces

Aisha Fahmy Palace
1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211
The Complex of Arts
“Treasures of Our Art Museums 2,” a unique exhibition showcases masterpieces of Coptic and Islamic textiles (12 February-12 April).


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).

25 Orabi St, off Port Said, Maadi, Tel 010 19222220
“If You Rescue Me, I will be Your Friend Forever”, paintings by Maye El-Shamy (18 February-15 March).  

Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
“Silence of the Universe”, oil paintings (Kuwait) (closing 19 February).
A miscellaneous exhibition celebrating the International Day of Women (23-29 February).       
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Oil paintings by Bakr Al-Shaarway (closing 19 February).
Oil paintings by Maye Heshmat (23-29 February).    
Palace of Arts
Atgah Hall
“Rags and Tatters”, paintings by Shimaa Alaa (closing 24 February).      

The Capital
11 Youssef Kamel (Al-Gezira Al Wosta) St, Zamalek, Tel 010 25161678/01155262146/01207191333
“Faces on Walls of Time”, paintings by Mahmoud Hamed
(18 February- 4 March).   

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 Her”, paintings by Gamal Qassem (closing 18 February).

Egyptian Centre for International Cultural Cooperation
11 Shagaret Al-Durr St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 5419
“Norway in Egyptian Eyes”, a photography exhibition by Egyptian Ambassador to Norway Mahi Abdel-Latif (12-18 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.

18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 3349/01000 694940
“The Magic of Sculpture”, a group show features among others Ahmed Farag, Ahmed Nabil, Engy Omara, Maysoun Al-Zorba and guest of honor artist Mohamed Al-Fayoumy (13-27 February).

Mahmoud Mokhtar Culture Centre
5 Tahrir St, beside Cairo Sporting Club, Tel 02 2735 1123
Isis Hall
“Symphonies”, a jewellery exhibition by designer Wehad Samir (closing 18 February).  
Nahdat Misr Hall
“A Beginning and an End”, sculptures by Mohamed Al-Shal (closing 18 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).  

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 (closing 15 February).

30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
Venue I
“Green Mawwal”, paintings by Adel Tharwat (13-27 February).
Venue II
“Features”, paintings by Khaled Abdel-Aaty (13-27 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 (closing 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).   

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