The French Cultural Institute
# the French Institute, in Egypt, withyou, at home
You always dreamed of seeing the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, now you can see it throughthe study of the Louvre Museum at www.louvre.fr/etudes-d-oeuvre which enables an online study of artworks.
During the quarantine period, you can benefit from what the Higher Education Center of Arts offers in public spaces from a free coursethrough its website. The free course content is provided in French and English.
# the French Institute, in Egypt, withyou, at homeoffersMicrovole, a window through which you can see the artworks of digital museums.
Until the opening of the library of the French Institute in Egypt, you can enjoy the digital experience offered by the city of La Villette andits partners from your home.Through this unique experience, you can see the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, and look at the Water Lilies painting for Monet.
The Italian Cultural Institute
The Institute in Cairooffers daily multimedia content to stay updated on the Italian language and culture even during the present situation of sanitary isolation. To follow these digital contents, connect to the institute’s official Facebook page: Italian Cultural Institute and Archaeological Center.
To celebrate the birthday of legendary director Federico Fellini, the first online event from the series "CreativItaly" was dedicated to young Egyptian graphic designers and illustrators. Where graphic designers and artists will be able through a campaign launched via online, which they can follow through the social networking sites of the Institute, to honor Maestro or the pioneer of Italian cinema, through a work that explains how Fellini affected and still affects the images that fill the world of dreams of many artists today.
Through the “Today Drawing” initiative, the Institute commemoratedthe 500 years anniversary of Raffaelloor Raphael (1520-2020),one of the greatest Renaissance painters known for his portraits and the famous frescos murals of the Vatican chambers.
Art Jameel, an independent organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East and beyond, today announces the launch of Jameel House Online, a programme of free online workshops inspired by the traditional arts. Intended for artists and enthusiasts of all levels, including children, the workshops have been adapted to contemporary materials and tools available around the home. The sessions are delivered by local artists and craftspeople, including alumni from the Jameel Houses of Traditional Arts, Art Jameel’s network of heritage institutions in Jeddah and Cairo, and are available on Art Jameel’s website and social media platforms.While the Jameel Houses in Cairo and Jeddahand theCairo Atelier, Art Jameel’s Centre for Egyptian Craft entrepreneurshipare temporarily closed due to Covid-19, these free online workshops offer an opportunity for artists of all levels ofexperienceto try their hand at crafts.
For more information visit artjameel.organd join the conversation on Instagram @art_jameel, @jhtajeddah, @jhtacairo, @ateliercairo| Facebook Art Jameel, Jameel House in Cairo, Atelier Cairo Art Jameel| Twitter @art_jameel
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
10 and 15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Tel 02 25784494
“Dawestashy: A Focus on the Early Work”art showbyEsmat Dewestashyis reflecting on his accomplishments, it is an opportune time to revisit an intense collaboration that took place in the nineties with the renowned artist Esmat Dawestashy, in celebration of the impact and role he has had in shaping the Egyptian Contemporary Art movement (30 May - 10 June).
“Serendipity” byIbrahim El-Haddad. In continuation with his last solo exhibition “Simple Things” held at Mashrabia gallery, artist Ibrahim El Haddad returns with a new body of work deeper and more powerful than ever, yet imbued with a strong sense of calm and vulnerability. His figures, which evoke ancient Egyptian physical features, are represented in all their simplicity, stripped of all artifice or pretentiousness, leaving only what is essential, their noble presence and the fragility of their being (13 June - 30 July (opening Saturday 13 June from 12pm - 5pm). P.S: Because of the curfew, the gallery’s open hours have slightly been modified: Daily except Friday from 11am to 6pm.
TAM.Gallery has launchedits fourth consecutive edition of theSummer Affordable Art Show on 17 May, featuring over 150 of your favouriteEgyptian contemporary artists. You can visit the gallery to see the exhibition in personduring its regular working hours (Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 3:30pm).
Theshow will be running all summer, with new art being added periodically.
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
The gallery continued its efforts to support Cairo’s contemporary art scenebringing together a selection of Cairo’stop galleries under the theme “Till We Meet Again”. This is UBUNTU’s way to make visible the outstanding artworks from itscollections as some doors remain temporarily closed.
“Till We Meet Again” is acollaborative virtual exhibition byArt Talks, Misrgallery, Nile gallery, Picasso gallery, Tintera, Ubuntu gallery and Zamalek gallery, the works are available at the galleries websites.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 4 June, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly