Tuesday,21 May, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1442, (9 - 15 May 2019)
Tuesday,21 May, 2019
Issue 1442, (9 - 15 May 2019)

Ahram Weekly

Israa El-Naggar’s show at the TCC’s galleries is a must see

Painting by Israa El-Naggar
Painting by Israa El-Naggar

The American University in Cairo 

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

The Photographic Gallery

“The Golden Era: Egypt in the World Cup”, a photography show by Egyptian photographer Ahmed Kadry. The photographer takes us along his journey in which he accompanied the Egyptian national team from the preparation camps until the World Cup dream in 2018. A selection of his best pictures, stars in the national team as well as international legendary players, taken throughout this trip will be on display at the gallery (closing 9 May).  


Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

Oil paintings by Motia’a Al-Jumeily from Iraq (15-21 May).     

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

A collective miscellaneous exhibition (15-21 May).     

Palace of Arts 

Etegah Hall

“Vanishing”, metal artworks by Mona Omar (closing 11 May).      


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 

“The Scientific Discovery in Africa: The Nanotechnology in Egypt”, an exhibition on the recent development in the field of scientific research in Egypt specifically the field of Nanotechnology. The opening is followed by a discussion in French with simultaneous interpreting into Arabic (closing 30 June). 



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

A group exhibition of masterpieces by late artists such as Hassan Rashed, Mohamed Al-Zahed, Said Al-Adawi, Farouk Shehata, and contemporary artists such as Adel Thabet, Taha Abdel-Aal, Hanaa Hashem, and Omar Abdel-Zaher (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.


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).



15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Tel 02 25750353, Daily except Fridays from 11am to 9pm

“Menawwareen 2”, light installations by artists Afrodite W. Elseesy, Alia Bassioni, Heba Abu El Ella, Jean-Luc Marchina, and Xavier Puigmartí

(4- 30 May).  



36 Ahmed Oraby St, Mohandeseen, Tel 02 3346 3242

“Art for All”, the gallery annual group exhibition features art pieces by the likes of Seif Wanly and Adham Wanly, Essmat Dawestashi, Georges Bahgory, Nagwa El-Ashri and Effat Hosni (continues until the end of the season).


Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC Tahrir Square 

Future and Legacy Galleries

“Ocean”, paintings by Israa El-Naggar (closing 14 May). 

Margo Veillon Gallery

Portrait painter Omar El-Fayoumi combines the Fayoum style of painting, the modern term for a type of realistic portrait painted on wood and attached to mummies from Roman Egypt, with modern painting techniques and colours. His portraits have an ancient, soulful look yet are set in modern settings such as cafes and coffee houses. They take you straight to the heart of Egypt (closing 14 May).

“Architecture Tsunami”, is an exhibition of questions that emerged from a research project conducted through a Faculty Support Grant from AUC. The research was a focused exploration of the corporate architecture that makes up the spine of New Cairo - the skewed halves of Roads 90 South and North. The research sought to hear, or rather decipher what the architecture of the economic powerhouses of the new economy says about the language of contemporary architecture in Egypt. This is a question of particular interest in view of the new vision for Egypt in the making that is symbolically being given a new form in a new Administrative Capital. This is a free and open event (closing 12 May). 

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