​Amr Abdul-Wahab's astrophotography exhibition is a must see

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 14 May 2024

Celestial Scapes exhibition by photographer Amr Abdul-Wahab at the Photographic gallery
Celestial Scapes exhibition by photographer Amr Abdul-Wahab at the Photographic 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 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, finally earning him NASA recognition in 2022, when he won the Photo of the Year award. Book your gallery visit through [email protected] (closing 23 May).

Sharjah Gallery

"Cmd X" the graphic design programme's senior show. The exhibition explores themes including equality and social impact, reimagining cultural heritage, sustainability and future experiences. 

CmdX is a computer shortcut used to cut an item from one environment and place it in another. The term carries several meanings in this exhibition. It symbolizes the conclusion or cut of the students' time in academia. The X reflects the end of this chapter in their educational journey, marking their transition from students to professionals ready to make their mark on the world 

(12 May-30 September).

 

 

Bibliothek 

Arkan Plaza, Extension of Sheikh Zayed District, Giza, Tel 010 66860098/010 66500748

"Summer Showcase" a collective exhibition by the likes of Eman Hussein, Yasmine Shash, Amr El-Kafrawy, Ibrahim El-Haddad, Nihal Tamraz, and Rana Samir (11 May-1 June).   

 

 

Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

Ecuador embassy exhibition (19-27 May).   

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

Painting exhibition by Ramia Mawlawy (29 May-4 June).

  

 

Czech Embassy

4 Al Dokki St, Dokki, Giza, Tel 02 33339700 

“My Green Homeland” exhibition of painting by Jaroslava Bičovská (8 May-10 August).

 

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 (closing 28 May).

 

 

French Cultural Institute

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

“Death Bloom: Erased Chlorophyllic Memory” exhibition by Omnia Sabry is hosted by the EUNIC Cluster Egypt, as part of SABBART. It investigates the uncertain future of the historical Orman garden in Cairo as it faces risk of erasure due to impending development plans. In the exhibition, Sabry symbolically reconstructs the Orman garden through film, photography, plant presses, archival materials, and a newly-made leporello 

(26 May-12 June).

 

 

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 

(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. Hosted by the EUNIC Cluster Egypt, SABBART features an art exhibition of paintings by three guest artists: Stefano Cagol (Italy), Yaroslava Belozor (Ukraine), and Jaroslava Bičovskà (Czech Republic) (7-22 May). 

 

 

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). 

 

 

Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2578 4494,   

open daily from 11am to 8pm except Fridays

"Freestyle Cairo" exhibition captures the artistic dialogue between painter Essam Alaa and photographer Luigerman 

(19 May - 12 June). 

 

 

Medrar for Contemporary Art 

10 Gamal Abul Mahassen St, 8th Floor, Garden City, Cairo, daily from 4 to 9pm, except Fridays, Tel 02 27957714

"Sarcastic Facts" paintings by Nour Elgalay (15 May- 3 June). 

 

 

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 (closing 20 May).

 

 

Picasso

30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544

Hall I

"Light" exhibition of painting by Dina Fadel (12-30 May).  

Hall II

"Entangled Tales" a group exhibition of sculpture by a galaxy of emerging artists (12-30 May).  

 

 

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).

 

 

Swailam 

14 El-Saleh Ayoub St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8900/0111232 4002 

"The Beauty of Printmaking- Graphic Art" graphic paintings by Ahmed Nawwar (18 May- 30 July). 

 

 

Yassin art gallery

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

"The Flag" exhibition of paintings by artist Ahmed Nawwar 

(closing 31 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 16 May, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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