Ahmed Amin's exhibition at Salah Taher gallery is not to be missed

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 7 May 2024

Ahmed Amin s painting on show at Salah Taher gallery
Ahmed Amin s painting on show at Salah Taher gallery

 

American University in Cairo 

New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318

The Photographic Gallery

"Celestial Scapes", an exhibition of astrophotography by award-winning photographer Amr Abdul-Wahab
Over millennia, the cosmos has always been gazed at with wonder and awe by humans. The exhibition features a series of celestial scapes captured from deserts, oases and coastal cities across Egypt. The body of work depicts planets, galaxies, snippets of orbitals, meteors, constellations and interstellar dust, recorded through long exposure photography through a complex process that sometimes extends to 48 hours to produce a single image. The exhibition celebrates the photographer’s career spanning over ten years and is characterized by trial and error in testing technology in developing new photographic techniques, finally earning him NASA recognition in 2022, when he won the Photo of the Year award. Book your gallery visit through [email protected] (for non-AUC members) 

(closing 9 May).

 

 

Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

"New Beginning" an exhibition of 24 mixed media and acrylic paintings by Ahmed Amin (9-15 May).   

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

An exhibition of 40 oil on canvas paintings and artworks made of gold paper by Mona El-Sayyad (8-16 May). 

 

Duroub 

4 Amrika Al-Latiniya St, Garden City, Tel 02 2796 2881/ 2794 7951

"The Art's Spirit" group exhibition's guest of honor is Mohamed El-Azhary (11-30 May).  

 

Ebdaa Gallery and Garden of Art Gallery

Al Rabwa Mall, Al Rabwa Compound Gate 3, El-Sheikh Zayed.

Daily from 12noon to 8pm except Fridays

"Selections" group exhibition is presented by Ebdaa gallery and Garden of Art gallery (28 April - 28 May).

 

 

French Cultural Institute

Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800 

"Photo Kegham of Gaza: Unboxing" exhibition is meticulously crafted and curated by Kegham Djeghalian Jr. (1915-1981) as he converses with his grandfather’s legacy and significance. The grandson’s primary research is focused on exploring Kegham of Gaza – the person, the photographer and his legacy – and through this, is confronted with a non-linear reading of Gaza’s potential histories. The notions of ruptures, disrupted histories and an ‘unmade archive’ mark Kegham Jr’s approach in engaging with the surviving fraction of the archive; a concept he negotiates to be crucial for attempting to demystify Gaza: the land, the people, the memory and the subjective histories that once were. Delve into the rich tapestry of Gaza’s visual history as captured by the lens of Djeghalian over nearly four decades. His photographic legacy transcends mere documentation, offering a vivid portrayal of the social, official, political, and everyday aspects of life in Gaza.
Join us on an immersive archival journey expertly guided by his grandson, the esteemed artist, creative director and educator, Kegham Djeghalian Jr., as he unveils the profound impact of one of Gaza’s foremost photographers (closing 12 May).

 

 

Gezira Arts Centre

1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 3298

"Sushi: Cultural Heritage – I Love Sushi" travelling exhibition aims to provide an in-depth visual guide to the appeal of sushi. It includes the chance to learn about how Japan took in sushi in its original form, how it modified sushi to suit the natural environment, culture, and lifestyles of individual areas. It also introduces today’s vibrant sushi culture, and it encourages us to think about the potential of sushi as a food for the future in the light of contemporary food issues. Well-known today throughout the world as healthy food that is simple, refined, and pleasing to the eye, sushi is the archetypal example of washoku—Japanese cuisine—which UNESCO has inscribed on its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The exhibition includes a simulation of a visit to a sushi shop in Japan. People who know little about sushi will greatly enjoy the exhibition, and keen fans of sushi will find it fascinating too (The opening will include a tour of the exhibition, as well as an opportunity to sample sushi

(8 May-2 June). 

 

 

Italian Cultural Institute

3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791

How to imagine a world that benefits both – us and our ecosystem?
"SABBART", a blend of "Sabbar" (Arabic for "cactus") and "Art," explores how arts and culture can shape a more sustainable future. Through diverse artistic perspectives and cultural exchanges, SABBART aims to inspire reflection and dialogue for a more eco-social world. Hosted by the EUNIC Cluster Egypt, SABBART will run at various venues in Cairo. The event includes art exhibitions (7 May-12 June). 

 

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.

 

 

Korba, Heliopolis

25 Ramses Street, Korba, Heliopolis, Cairo 

"Le Printemps des Artistes (Spring of the Artists)" unique annual exhibition's 8th edition is an artistic and charitable event. 

This year, 350 works by 75 contemporary artists from all regions of Egypt will be exhibited, for the benefit of street children in Cairo.

The mission of the exhibition is to establish a bridge to support both contemporary artists and a charity with a strong social impact. It combines the revitalization of the artistic scene with concrete aid to the most deprived (17 and 18 May, open to the public from 10am to 6pm, free admission).  

 

 

Nout Art 

12 A Elmaraashly St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 4743/ 010 1051 5327

"Between Love and Life" contemporary visual art exhibition by the likes of Adel Thabet, Ahmed Abdallah, Eman Hakim, and Maher Gurguis (27 April-20 May). 

 

 

Place Des Arts
25 Orabi St, off Port Said St, Maadi, Tel 01011111605

"Villa Showroom" exhibition will be held in a prestigious villa designed by Islamic architect Omar El-Farouk. The show will showcase the works of Egyptian entrepreneurs and designers  
(10 May, 10am to 7pm, no entry fees).

 

 

Safarkhan

6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 7016929

Opened exactly one century since the day of her birth, Safarkhan presents a specially-prepared commemorative centennial collection for Egypt’s foremost artist-activist, Inji Efflatoun (1924-1989) 

(closing 21 May).

 

 

 

UBUNTU

20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223

Ground Floor

"A Beautiful Mess" painting exhibition by Sarah El-Samman
(closing 13 May). 

First Floor

"The Weaver's Palette" exhibition's fourth edition features an exquisite selection of oriental rugs with different dimensions, patterns and origins (closing 13 May).

 

 

Yassin art gallery

159, 26th July St, Behind Diwan Bookstore, Zamalek, Tel 01271170035

"The Flag" exhibition of paintings by artist Ahmed Nawwar 

(28 April - 31 May). 

 

Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

"Multi-Vision One Energy" group exhibition (closing 14 May).

 

 

ALEXANDRIA 

 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Port Said St, Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Archeological Museum

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 9 May, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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