Not to be missed: Unsilencing Palestine, Still Here and other exhibitions, films

Ahram Online , Wednesday 15 Nov 2023

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (15-21 November) in Cairo.

Not to miss

Forever Is Now - exhibition
Continues until 18 November

Organized by Art D’Egypte, the third edition of the annual international exhibition spans across the area of the Pyramids of Giza and the surrounding plateau.

The exhibition brings together 14 artists from the region and various countries worldwide to engage artistically with one of the most iconic historical landmarks, offering contemporary artworks that blend the present with the past.

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Still Here - exhibition
Continues until 21 November
Ubuntu Art Gallery
20 Hassan Sabry Street, Elzamalek. (entrance from Ibn Zinky street.), Cairo

The photography exhibition presents works by Yehia El-Alaily. The photographs are a documentation of the state of Egyptian cities as they stand today versus the artist’s own archive. 

Every Street, A Story - exhibition
Continues until 22 November
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15, Mahmoud Bassiouny St. Downtown, Cairo

The exhibition features works by Amre Heiba and Yasmine Shash. Inspired by the poem Rahal Al Nahar by Iraqi poet Badr Shakir Al-Sayyab, the exhibition showcases a captivating dialogue between two generations through their prints collection.

Exuberance - exhibition
Continues until 28 November
Safarkhan Art Gallery
6, Brazil Str, Zamalek, Cairo

The exhibition showcases oil paintings by Ashraf El Zamzami. 

The artist’s latest collection constitutes a deep delve into the recesses of his mystifying psyche, a place where the reckless abandon of childhood takes over. It is an entire world at the feet of a mind with an undying youthful exuberance still so vigorous in his old age.

Unsilencing Palestine - exhibition
Sunday, 19 November
Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 1, Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street Zamalek, Cairo

During the turbulence of the period after the First World War, Dutch photographer Frank Scholten (1881-1942) travelled to Palestine with the aim of producing an ‘illustrated bible.’ He first travelled through Italy and Greece in 1920, arriving in Palestine in 1921 where he would stay for two years. While the bulk of his photo collection consists of images of Palestine, his camera lens also gives us a wider snapshot of modernity in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The exhibition opens on Sunday 9 November at 7pm. After the opening, the exhibition can be viewed on weekdays by emailing [email protected] to book an appointment.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
Thursday 16 November
Across cinemas

The film follows a young Coriolanus (Tom Blyth) who is the last hope for his failing lineage, the once-proud Snow family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. 

The film stars Viola Davis, Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth

Thursday 16 November
Across cinemas

Belmondo is a young man in his thirties, who tries to take advantage of his wife’s travel to give birth by throwing a small party at his friend’s house. The party gets out of control as an increasing number of attendees keeps showing up…

The film stars Hasan Radad, Mahmoud Hafez, Merna Nour Al Deen, Enjy Wejdan

Best. Christmas. Ever!
Thursday 16 November
On Netflix

Friendships are put to the ultimate test over a boastful holiday newsletter.

The film stars Heather Graham, Brandy Norwood, Jason Biggs

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