The American University in Cairo
The Rare Books and Special Collections Library
“Princess Fawzia: The Duality of Egyptian Womanhood Through Western and Egyptian Eyes”, exhibition showcases how Egyptian women are portrayed in the national and international media through the life of Princess Fawzia, the sister of King Farouk — the last monarch to rule Egypt — and the first wife of the Shah of Iran (closing31 October).
The American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
The Photographic Gallery
“Egypt: An Early 20thCentury Photographic Mosaic”,as the American University in Cairo Centennial continues, the From Archives to Arch-Lives Conference celebrates the poetics of documentary photography in the Exhibit: “Egypt: An Early 20thCentury Photographic Mosaic”. The photos capture a diverse range of iconic compositions ranging from a childhood photo of King Farouk; holiday greetings from President Gamal Abdel-Nasser; touristic landscapes; train stations and their passengers; pristine beaches, along with Cairo street scenes which all document pivotal moments in Egypt’s history.
The photographs featured in this exhibit are part of the "Monarchy & Dynasty" Collection and the "Alexandria 1900" Collection. Also, some of the photographers include S.N. Theodossiou; Charles Chusseau-Flaviens; Max H. Rudmann; Paul Almasy; Laure Albin Guillot (2-24October).
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.
20 Boulos Hanna St, Dokki, Tel 02 3760 1746
“Diego and Frida, a Halfway Smile”, a photo exhibition consisting of 48photographs printed on cardboard paper, exposes striking and crucial moments of the peculiar life of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, two of the great Mexican painters of the twentieth century. The exhibition is organized by the Mexican Embassy in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute, on the occasion of Mexico’s Independence Day (25 September-25 October).
3A, Degla St, off Furat St, Mohandessein, Tel 01111 665868
Watercolour paintings by Yasser Gaessa (3-24 October).
1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek,Tel 02 2737 3298/96
Ahmed Sabri Hall & Ragheb Ayad Hall
“Smoke Effects”,ceramic works by Salwa Roshdy (2-17 October).
Al-Hussein Fawzi Hall
“Still Life”, paintings by Mehri Fouda (2-17 October).
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 Al Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz St, Mohandiseen, Tel 02 3304 0791/ 0122 8647511
“Magnificent”, a group show featrures among others MohamedYoussef, Nabil Ali, Britt Botrous Ghali, Dina Targam, Farida Darwish (1-31 October).
18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 3349/01000 694940
“Aldyar (Houses)”,a trioexhibition byartists:Mohamed Orabi, Magdy Abdou, and Moataz Kamal (closing5 October).
Korean Cultural Centre
3 Boulos Hanna St, Dokki, Tel 02 37627102/3
“The 2019 K-Pop World Festival”, a photo exhibition on a K-Pop dance competition organised by the KCC (25 September- 25 November).
MashrabiaGallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Tel 02 25750353
“My Favorite Things 4”, meant as a platform to promote and encourage promising young women artists, this year it expands its reach, featuring a new and larger group of Egyptian artists, as well as two special foreign guests experimenting with contemporary artistic practices and media. Participating artists: Aya Badawy, Mona Essam, Nourhan Mayouf, Alaa Ayman Hassan, and more
80 Mohieddin Abul Ezz St, infront of the Shooting Club Gate 3, Dokki, Tel 02 3335 7507
A group show features Adel Sabet (Painting), Magdy Abdel-Aziz (Graphic), Mohamad Samir El-Gindy (Ceramics), Tasneem El-Meshad (Painting)
Mohebeddin Hall, Al-Moez Street
Mamai Seifi Meqaad(seat), Al-Gamalya District
Al-Moez St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
“Reimagined Narratives”, Art D’Egypte's third group exhibition organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Antiquities and the UNESCO featuring artworks by 28 contemporary artists such as Ahmed Askalany, Ahmed El-Shaer, Ahmed Karaaly, Farida El-Gazzar, Fathi Hassan, Ghada Amer, Heba Amin and Hoda Lotfi (17 October- 9 November).
Villa 19 Road 12 Maadi El Sarayat, Tel 01152482349
“Visual Verses”,a group exhibition by a galaxy of artists such as Nazly Madkour, Rifky Al-Razzaz, Maye Heshamt and Brit Botrous Ghali
(18 September- 31 October).
Villa No 39 Al Narges 35thsettlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, Tel 0122 0000035
The gallery’s group summer exhibition presents a galaxy of pioneer artists showing the wide range of art styles such as Fathy Afifi, Georges Bahgory, Sayed Saadeddin, Ayman Al-Semary, Kassem,Abdel-Fattah Al-Badry, Mahmoud Marey,Sally Al-Zainy,Eman Osama, Neven Al-Refaai.
6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291
“Blossoming”,acollective exhibition of four young talented artists:
Ghaidaa Ashraf, KindaAdly, Yousra Hafad, andSara Tantawy (2-23 October).
14 Maraashli St, Zamalek,2nd floor, apartment 4, Zamalek, Tel 0122 2429292
“Tea Time with my Lungs”, a trio exhibitionby Marwan El-Gamal, Nada Barakaand Soha Elsirgany. In this show, the artists explore relationships between the human body, narratives, and spaces (closing16 October).
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC Tahrir Square; from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm; except Fridays and Saturdays
“Remembering Ramses: Multimedia Interactive Exhibition”, this multimedia exhibition takes Cairo Station- where the statue of Ramses II was placed from 1950s until 2006- as its launching point to explore how Cairo’s main train station has been an inspiration for photographers, filmmakers, and cartoonists. The exhibition will take place in cooperation with AUC’s Rare Books and Special Collection Library (closing 17 October).
Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647
“Elements of Islamic Architecture of 2D Paper Formations”, a group show by students of the Faculty of Art Education (3-10 October).
Km 28,Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza-Egypt, Tel 0100 0773860
“Solos in Parallel”,is the third edition of the exhibitionfeaturing new collections by Egyptian contemporary artistsKlayKassemand Ayyad Alnimer
(closing 3 October).
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
New Space, First Foor
“Different Melodies”, a group exhibition byAbdel-Rahman ElBorgy, Asmaa Magdi Khouri, Caroline Berzi, Dina Madkour, Doaa Fakher, Farah El Shafie, Mohamed Bassiouni, Mona Omar, Montaser El Kharashi, Omar Gabr
Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
“Strata”, a group show by the likes of Abdallah Shaarawi, Eslam Abdel-Salam, Fatema Abou-Doma, Nada El-Shorbagy, Nour Kamel and Fares Zaitoon
(22 September- 12 October).
F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of october, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
A collective exhibition of artworks by contemporary and pioneer artists
(closing 3 October).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Eastern Exhibitions Hall
“Arabic Topography”,the BA and the French Cultural Institute in Egypt present this exhibition dedicated to the art of printed Arabic letters as part of the 2019 France-Egypt Cultural Year. It covers several centuries of calligraphy creation: posters from the Arab world from the capital of Algeria to Beirut in the 1870s and 1980s, the history of printed Arabic letters from the 16th to the 21st century, and finally a selected collection of creations of printed letters by contemporary artists
(closing 6 October).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 3 October, 2019 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.