Art Jameel haslaunchedJameel 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.Sessions include painting the Flower of Life design with coffee, making home decorations with geometric stars, both led by Rana Alamoudi; making traditional kites at home, led by The Aleph Journal; crocheting an eight-pointed star using waste plastic bags, led by Kees Chic; traditional paper-making by hand using scrap card and paper, led by Ammar Jiman; and ornamental drawing with Islamic geometry, led byMarwaTurkestani.
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The Italian Cultural Institute
June isthe best month to get to know Italy and its culture, every day the Institute’s public can follow virtual tours of museums, in-depth information on Italian gastronomy or virtually visit the artistic and natural beauties of the Bel Paese.
In June, also to celebrate the summer season and the resumption of some cultural activities, the Institute of Cairo, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to which it belongs, will focus once more on cinema, literature and music.
Three major events will animate the cultural programming of this month: it hasbegun on15June with the launch of the week “Making Cinema – Fare Cinema”. It is the thematic review dedicated to the promotion of the Italian cinema and film industry promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, ANICA, ICE and Istituto Luce – Cinecittà.In addition to the contents proposed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Institute in Cairo has decided to make available to its public a digital version of the exhibition on Mimmo Cattarinich and the stars of Italian cinema.
Cattarinich in fact stands out as the master who left the richest photographic documentation of the Golden Age of Italian cinema. From her endless archive, the curatorDominique Lorahas drawn a splendid selection that the Italian Cultural Institute of Cairo will make available on a virtual tour. The intent is to make known to the Egyptian public, as well as to the wider public thanks to this new digital version, a way of photographing cinema and its protagonists.
To make the virtual exhibition as accessible to the public as possible, the event will be accompanied daily by the publication of two high-resolution photos on the social channels of this Institute: precious portraits of the great protagonists of Italian cinema such as Federico Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni, Pier Paolo Pasoliniand many others, kindly made available to this Institute by the collaboration with the Cattarinich Foundation and heirs and by the curatorship of Dominique Lora.
The event will conclude, coinciding with the World Day of Italian Cinema on20June 2020, with the publication on the various channels of this Institute (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram) of the mini-documentary in English produced exclusively for the IIC Cairo: through three short films of 5 minutes each one will retrace the photographic work of Mimmo Cattarinich in a virtual tour that will allow the public an immersive journey through this historical archive of inestimable value.
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(30 May - 10 June).
“Serendipity” byIbrahim El-Haddad. In continuation with his last solo exhibition “Simple Things” held at Mashrabia gallery, 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. (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, 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 continues 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 18 June, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly