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Current issue | Issue 1413, (11 - 17 October 2018)
Saturday,25 May, 2019
Issue 1413, (11 - 17 October 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Sculptures of Abdel-Rahman Al-Agoz and Moaser Al-Alousi at Khan Almaghraby

Sculpture of Abdel-Rahman Al-Agoz
Sculpture of Abdel-Rahman Al-Agoz

The Arts-Mart

Km 28,Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, before Dandy Mall and behind Total Petrol Station, Cairo, Egypt, Tel 0100 0773860

The gallery will be displaying over 1500 art pieces by 120 of Egypt’s most loved contemporary and best-selling artists such as Abdel-Fattah El-Badry, Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Mohsen, Ahmed Askalany, Dina Fadel, Esraa Zeidan, Ibrahim El-Tanbouli, Nada Baraka, Omar Al-Fayoumi, Samir Fouad (run all summer with new art being added periodically). 


The American University in Cairo

New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318

The Photographic Gallery

“Nepal: Harmony and Diversity”, a photography show by Egyptian photographer Boulos Isaac. It features a collection of photographs on the many facets of Nepal’s culture and customs, showing people of different origins and beliefs living together in harmony and peace (closing 11 October).


Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher and Music Library (Ziad Bakir) galleries

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

A photography exhibition on the Cairo Opera House 30th anniversary celebrations showcases photos of Aida Opera (11-17 October).  


Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)

27 Talaat Harb St, 2nd Floor, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2396 4272

Submerged – on Rivers and their Interrupted Flow”, exhibition showcases works by Ala Younis and Alia Mossallam, Carolina Caycedo, Hashem El-Nahas, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Marianne Fahmy. Submerged – on Rivers and their Interrupted Flow” is a full programme extends over more than two months offers screenings, talks and a workshop.

Through artistic practices that appropriate satellite images and archival material, listen to oral histories and engage with the materiality of water, the works in the exhibition underline the difference between an everyday relationship to the river and to nature vs the macro plans made from looking at maps and territory from above. Younis and Mossallam take us back to the construction of the High Dam. The artist and social historian look at the process of building the dam; not purely as a hydraulic project but as the construction of a symbol of modernisation, political independence and complex relationship with the Soviet Union.

While Carolina Caycedo’s audio-visual essays trace the Yuma (Magdalena River), its tributaries, and the river basins where a majority of the Colombian population live. Submerged also contains a selection of books suggested by researchers that form an introduction to urgent issues of water and agriculture in Egypt. Through this material and some of the accompanying events the programme tries to open a discussion about the representation of the rural and peasants in cinema, literature and visual art. This is an attempt to understand and debate the relationship between the symbolic violence of cultural productions and the systemic violence rural communities are resisting (9 October -15 December).



3A, Degla St, Mohandessein, Giza, Tel 01111 665868

“A New Day”, paintings by Margo Veillon (10-25 October). 


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.


French Cultural Institute

Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800

“Photo Treasures on Glass Disadvantages from the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology”, a photo exhibition on the photographic treasures on the glass negatives preserved in the archives of the French Institute of Oriental Antiquities. On the occasion of the publication of the short English version of the book Snapshots from Egypt, the French Institute of Oriental Archeology and the French Institute in Egypt are organizing this exhibition from the book includes 21 photographs showing a century of archaeological excavations led by the French Institute of Oriental Antiquities

(1-24 October)


Gezira Arts Centre

1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 3298/96

Ahmed Sabri & Ragheb Ayad Halls

“The Egyptian Pottery, A Home of Wisdom”, an exhibition of pottery by Mohamed Mandour (3-17 October).  

Al-Hussein Fawzi Hall

“Untouched Soul…Meta-fort”, artworks by Sanaa Braham Sanhaji (3-17 October).  



6 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2391 6769

A group exhibition of masterpieces by late and contemporary artists

(continues through the end of the season).


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.


House of Egyptian Architecture

4 Darb Al-Tebana St, Al Darb Al Ahmar, Tel 012 6296 5078

An exhibition on the tours of architectural paintings and drawings (opening 13 October, 6pm). 


Italian Cultural Institute

3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
“FarneCairo”, permanent exhibition of contemporary art at the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo. Works of art by Stefania Fabrizi, Giovanni Casellato, Giulio Turcato, Paolo Peroni, Clodoveo Masciarelli, Ragheb Agad, Abdel-Hafiz Farghali and others (open during office hours). 


Khan Almaghraby

18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 3349/01000 694940

“A Very Special Dialogue”, a group exhibition features the artworks of Abdallah Karim, Aya Soliman, Abdel-Rahman Al-Agoz, Engy Omara, Maisoun El-Zorba, Mustafa Bakr, Moaser Al-Alousi and many more (2-13 October).



8 Champollion St, Downtown. Tel 02 25784494/Mob. 0100 1704554

“Amshoq 48”, through two series of artworks Mustafa El-Husseiny explores themes that have had a strong impact on him throughout his life. In his “Amshoq” series, in which he used cardboard as the canvas for his drawings, he addresses the issue of subordinates following rigorous orders blindly imposed on them by their superiors (closing 18 October).

Mashrabia Annex, 15 Mahmoud Bassiony St, Downtown

“The Free Thinker Sees” by Abbass Al-Kadhim (Baghdad, Iraq), he makes paintings, photos, drawings and sculptures. He creates compositions that generate tranquil poetic images that stand on the edge between recognition and alienation (closing 18 October).



30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544

Venue I

“Mawlawiya (Whirling Dervishes)”, paintings by Atef Ahmed (7-25 October).   

Venue II

“Zikra Al-Makan (Memory of Place)”, paintings by Mustafa El-Fiqi (7-25 October).   


Picasso East

Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, Tel 0122 0000035 

A new collection of artworks by more than 10 remarkable artists: Georges Bahgory, Gerges Lotfy, Hassan Abdel-Fattah, Sayed Saadeddin, Mostafa Rahma, Mahmoud Hamed, Mounir Eskandar, Mahmoud Mareay, Ahmed Shiha, Fayza Mahmoud, Ayman Lotfy, Ahmed Farid, Kareem Abdel-Malak (continues through the end of the season).



6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291

“The Language of Silence”, an exhibition of paintings by Zakaria El-Zeini (1932-1993) (3-24 October).



36 Ahmed Oraby St, Mohandeseen, Tel 02 3346 3242

“Art for All”, the gallery’s annual summer group exhibition features a galaxy of artists such as Georges Bahgory, Ihab Lotfy, Djehan Raouf, Salah Taher, Seif and Adham Wanli (continues through the end of the season).

Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

Venue I

“A Hundred and One Plates”, ceramic plates by Zeinab Salem (8-29 October).    

Venue II

“Retraced...”, paintings by Mai Refky (8-29 October).    



Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999

BA Archeological Museum

Permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin in Nelson Island.


French Cultural Institute

30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952

“Above the World Surface” photo exhibition highlights the global event of the 2018 World Cup in Russia from the opening match to the final of the tournament on 15 July through a selected group of the best images. The French Institute of Egypt in Alexandria presents the exhibition organised by Agence France-Presse. Egyptian visitors will be able to recall the important moments of the tournament: from the Pharaohs qualify for the championship for the first time in 28 years, and the culmination of the French team passing through the frequent fall of Neymar in the stadium or the civilized behaviour of the fans of Japan. Video clips of the tournament will also be shown. (30 September-4 November).

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