Don’t miss the World Art Forum group exhibition at NMEC – Exhibitions – Al-Ahram Weekly
25 Orabi St, off Port Said, Maadi, Tel 010 19222220
“Pareidolia – The Real Life Soundtrack”, paintings by Marwan sabra (January 10-30).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Center, Zamalek
Salah Taher Gallery
Phone 02 2739 0132/0144
“The Journey” exhibition of oil, acrylic, collage and mixed media paintings by Achraf Nassif (January 10-17).
Music Library Gallery (Ziad Bakir)
“Egyptian Colors” exhibition of oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings by Nadia Al Sharqawi (January 10-17).
3A, Degla St, next to Furat St, Mohandessein, Tel 01111 665868
“Insight”, group exhibition of portraits of 15 contemporary portrait painters such as Samir Fouad, Mohamed abla, Eman hakim, Omnia says, Organized by Rania khallaf (closed on January 20).
23 B Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6239/0100 2155702
“European Collectibles”, a collective exhibition of masterpieces by European artists (closing January 19).
French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
The exhibition “Aida and Mariette” presents around thirty sketches and drawings of costumes and sets for the first performance of Aida opera on December 24, 1871 in Cairo. They are produced by the hand of the Egyptologist Auguste Mariette, or targeted by him, and show the precision of the artist and his quest to make this pharaonic opera “real”.
(closed February 19).
Gezira Arts Center
1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi Street, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 3298/96
“The Company, The Maintenance”, exhibition of paintings Ismail Sameh, Mohamed khedr, Mua’taz El-Imam, and Yasser Gaessa
Italian-Egyptian Center for Restoration and Antiquities (CIERA)
31 Al Suyuffeya St, Al Helmeya, Cairo, visitors are welcomed by appointment so contact the manager Mr. Salah Ramadan 0100 8716067
Architectural complex of the Mevlevi dervish “Samaa Khana, restorations and restorers” permanent exhibition of work / training site activities for the restoration and recovery of monuments. Visitors are welcomed during the opening hours fixed by the Ministry of Antiquities.
18 rue Al-Mansour Mohamed, Zamalek, Tel 02 27368687/0109 4005971
“Feminine Creativity”, collective exhibition of female artists including
Aya salah, Shaker Fatma, Mariam Sameh, Nadine khaled, Youstina Fahmy (January 9-20).
23 rue Hassan Assem, Zamalek, 02 2735 3538/012 00999448
Exhibition “The Absurd” of paintings by Yasser Nabaïel, inspired by Albert Camus’ Mythe de Sisyphe (January 10-February 3).
80 Mohieddin Abul Ezz St, opposite Shooting Club Gate 3, Dokki, Tel 02 3335 7507
“Rosy Dreams”, paintings by Abdel-Wahab Hawam (January 15-29).
Mashrabia Contemporary Art Gallery
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353/0100 1704554
“Alexandria Blues”, solo exhibition of paintings by Amr Heiba
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC)
El-Fustat Road, Ein El-Sira, Cairo, opening hours Saturday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tel 02 2741 2273
“Eternal Egypt” exhibition by Farid Fadel presents 60 paintings and drawings inspired by ancient Egypt (closing January 31).
“The World Art Forum”, the first edition of the largest international contemporary art event “The World Art Forum (WAF) ”. The WAF is the largest international contemporary art event that places the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the heart of its mission.
The World Art Forum (WAF) – hosted by Sheranda World Art, led by a visual artist Randa Fouad, and Jupiter Commz – reflects the link between contemporary art and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are in line with Egypt’s Vision 2030. The forum aims to consolidate the relationship of art in general and contemporary art in particular with the development of a culture that promotes a more sustainable future playing a role in the enrichment of human beliefs and dimensions of the human identity and its role in its construction.
Organized every year, the WAF sets itself apart from any other art fair or exhibition by bringing together east and west, north and south by communicating through a global language… ART. He invites organizations to join us in playing a role in promoting the SDG agenda through art in Egypt and around the world. We want to work together to bring equality, the empowerment of women and an open dialogue about culture and how art plays a role in bringing these worlds together. The suggested format of the inaugural forum will be under the auspices of the Egyptian government in partnership with the United Nations representative office in Egypt.
The WAF intends to forge partnerships between artists, development partners and organizations at local, regional and global levels, thereby improving opportunities for the integration of art and social issues. We want to bring together artists from around the world to spread the message about how art plays a vital role in raising awareness of global issues and enabling the conversation to take place towards a sustainable future that we are all a part of. By choosing a cause, we invite artists from around the world to collaborate and present their work. Participating artists: Yusuke Akamatsu (Japan), Britt Boutros Ghali (Egypt), Nabeel Ali (Iraq), Philippe De Kraan (Australia), Shadi Abou Saada (Syria), Larissa Noury (France), Louis ventura (UNITED STATES), Adnan El-Ahmed (Bahrain) and many others (January 15-19).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
Paintings by Samir Fouad (closed January 14).
Paintings by Dina fadel (closed January 14).
Villa n ° 39 Al Narges 35e settlement, 90’s St, opposite Lake View Compound, New Cairo, Tel 0122 0000035
“The Magic of the West Bank”, paintings by Mohamed al jaloos
“Lace”, paintings by Eman Osama (January 9-30).
Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC)
AUC Tahrir Square
Gallery of the future
“Van Leo’s Legacy” Celebrates Egypt’s First Studio Photographer of the 20th Century Van-Leo100th anniversary of the AUC, with an extended exhibition throughout the season featuring a rare selection from the AUC Rare Book Library and Special Collections. The exhibition exclusively presents more than 150 photographs, including some of his iconic portraits presented for the first time as well as some of his personal studio furniture, including his art deco desk and the set on which he has exhibited his portraits for four decades, to try to recreate his workshop. Open every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(November 20-February 20).
Margo Veillon Gallery
Graphic legend Paul Rand was among the most influential designers, who led the wave of American design reform. When Rand passed away at age eighty-two (1914-1996), his career had spanned six decades, three generations and many chapters in design history. Twenty-five years after his death, Nagla Samir and Daniel Lewandowski celebrate his work and heritage in the Middle East with a retrospective exhibition and book, with contributions from Jayme Odgers, Tom Hardy, Jessica Helfand and Bob Burns, detailing the thoughts Paul Rand’s Specials and Process (December 11-January 20).
“She’s always inspiring“exhibition is an archival snapshot of the history of pioneering women in the performing arts organized in partnership with the She Arts Festival. A collection of period photographs, magazine clippings, advertisements and newspaper books that touch the surface of the career stories of some of the icons of the Egyptian entertainment industry during the 20th century. Women whose wit, business acumen and above all artistry have engaged audiences, changed narratives, and continue to leave a lasting legacy that inspires current and future generations (September 9 – January 20).
KM 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza, Tel 01000773860
The 7th exceptional edition of Cairo Art Fair (CAF) is hosted by the TAM gallery. With over 150 artists participating this year, the gallery walls will be adorned with over 1,500 new and stunning contemporary works of art; something for everyone with an incredible range of prices, styles, techniques and concepts. Prominent and emerging artists will present their work in a synergistic framework; to break through the boundaries of format, participation, duration and presentation, and present an honest reflection of the Egyptian art scene today. Artworks will change periodically throughout the duration of the show
(closed on January 31).
F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6e October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
“Neither white nor black”, exhibition of paintings by Souad Mardam Bey (January 8-22).
Zamalek Art Gallery
11 rue Brazil, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
“We Don’t Live Alone”, exhibition of paintings by Noha Deyab
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
A permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin in Nelson Island.
Planetarium Science Center, BA Main Building
The “Science and Technology of Ancient Greece” exhibition is organized by the Cultural Communication Sector Planetarium Science Center at BA. This traveling exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Hellenistic Studies Center in the university research sector, and Museum technology in Thessaloniki (NOESIS), and sponsored by the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Greece. It reviews the development of Greek knowledge in many scientific fields which have achieved multiple technical and technological achievements such as basic technologies, astronomy, exploration and communication, body and mind, arts , architecture and freelance work. Open daily to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. except Fridays, Saturdays and holidays
(closed on January 31).
* A print version of this article appears in the January 13, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.