Aisha Fahmy Palace
1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211
The Complex of Arts
“Treasures of Our Art Museums 5”, an exquisite exhibition showcases a selection of paintings and sculpture by European artists such as Paul Gauguin, Rodin, Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, Renoir, Alfred Sisley and Edgar Degas (closing 31 October).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Salah Taher gallery
A group photography exhibition by Alexandria Camera Artists Group (closing 19 October).
Ziad Bakir (Music Library) gallery
Acrylic paintings by artist Abla Amer (closing 19 October).
Palace of Arts
The 59th Cairo Salon entitled, “Aura and Uniqueness of Contemporary Egyptian Art” features artworks by 85 artists representing different generations and honours nine artists: George Bahgory, Ahmed Abdel-Wahab, Medhat Nasr, Tarek Zabady, Abdel-Moneim Alhyawan, Mustafa Abdel-Moaaty, and Rabab Nemr and Zeinab Alsaginy (13 October- 3 November).
3A, Degla St, off Furat St, Mohandessein, Tel 01111 665868
Oil, aquarelle and pastel paintings shown for the first time by artist Abdel-Aaal (closing 26 October).
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.
Easel and Camera Contemporary art gallery
Dreamland Golf Club, Hilton Pyramids Golf, Al Wahat Road, 6th of October, 01091267165/01001834449
“Out Loud: No More Boring Art!!” is an open-air group exhibition of artworks by Egyptian artists, as well as two Middle Eastern sculptors: Bassam Kyrillos (Lebanon) and Ali Nouri (Iraq).
Egyptian artists include well-known sculptors such as Adam Henein, Abdel-Aziz Saab, Al Sayed Abdu Sleem, Reda Abdel-Salam.
Other artists include Mohamed Abla (painting), Abdel-Maguid Ismail (sculpture), Abdel-Rahman Alsayed (sculpture), Ahmed Barakat (photography), Ahmed Abdel-Wahab (sculpture), Alshaimaa Darwish (sculpture), Hana Tawakol (photography), Mahmoud Roshdy (ceramics), Marwa Zakaria (ceramics), Mohamed Abu-Alnaga (painting), Mohamed Bassiouny (painting), and Osama Emam (ceramics) (16 October-30 November).
Gezira Arts Centre
1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 3298/96
Ahmed Sabri Hall
“Visions from My Visual Lexicon”, sculptures by Mustafa Al-Razzaz (14-29 October).
Al-Hussein Fawzi Hall
“The Butterfly’s Shadow”, paintings by Rania Alhakeem (14-29 October).
Ragheb Ayad Hall
“40 Years of Ceramic”, ceramics by Fathia Maatouq
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.
House of Egyptian Architecture
4 Darb Al-Tebana St, Al Darb Al Ahmar, Tel 012 6296 5078
Group exhibition of the works produced by students of the Architecture Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University
(13- 30 October).
The Italian Cultural Institute
Part of the activities of the Twentieth edition of the Italian Language Week in the World, the virtual exhibition on the Italian comics organised by “Lucca Comics”, the largest international festival of painting, taking place in Lucca, Tuscany, will showcase the historical and contemporary production of the Italian comics.
The launch of video-technology readings of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy in Arabic, which the Italian Institute in Cairo prepared exclusively for the audience wishing to approach and even stand on the poetic verses of the great poet on the occasion of marking Dante’s coming annual death anniversary.
Italian/Egyptian Centre for Restoration and Antiquities (CIERA)
31 Al Suyuffeya St, Al Helmeya, Cairo, visitors are welcomed by appointments so contact the manager Mr. Salah Ramadan 0100 8716067
Architectural complex of the Mevlevi Dervish “Samaa Khana, Restorations and Restorers” permanent exhibition of the activities of the working/formation sites for the restoration and recovery of the monuments. Visitors are welcomed during the opening hours determined by the Ministry of Antiquities.
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
10 and 15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Tel 02 25784494
“Serendipity” solo exhibition by Ibrahim El-Haddad will be on show as the first exhibition of the new season after his Artsy online exclusive summer solo exhibition (closing 22 October).
“My Favorite Things 5”, a group exhibition showcases works by established artists, emerging artists and art students chosen from a call for participation. The show started out as an attempt to create a visual platform to promote and encourage young Egypt-based female artists and assist them in their artistic journey. This year’s exhibition gathers together original and contrasting works that all share a common intimacy and a symbolic language open to interpretation, as well as the ability to encompass different dimensions and realities
(25 October- 26 November).
P.S: the gallery is open daily except Friday from 11am to 6pm and by appointment, the visits will be completely safe given the restricted number of people who can access the gallery at a time. For everyone’s safety, don't forget to wear your masks.
6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 7016 9291
“Metamorphosis”, a trio exhibition of paintings by Yasmine Reda, Kinda Adly and Rasha Amin (1-22 October).
13 Brazil St, 1st Floor, Zamalek, Tel 0111294 7336
“Opera Aida” exhibition of paintings by Klay Kassem (11-25 October).
14 Maraashli St, Zamalek, 2nd floor, apartment 4, Zamalek, Tel 0122 2429292
“Significant Silence”, paintings exhibition by Madiha El-Naggar
(4 - 29 October).
Km 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza-Egypt, 0100 0773860
“Nature’s Keepers”, a solo exhibition by Mohamed Rabie
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“The Circle”, group exhibition is showcasing works by the likes of
Amira Hosny, Eman Hussein, Jamal Bassiouni, Khoshouaa Elgohary, Sherif Taher, Taher Hammouda, Omar Sedeek, Omar Zaki, Farah El Shafei, Montaser Elkharashi, Noha Hanafy and Hany Fawzy (closing 24 October).
Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
“Mother…Land”, is Sam Shendi’s first sculpture exhibition in Egypt
“Copied” is an exhibition of painting and drawing by Mai Refky
(11 October - 2 November).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
A permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin in Nelson Island.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 15 October, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly