‏Don’t miss Picasso gallery’s duo exhibition by Asmaa Samy and Samir Fouad

Reham El-Adawi , Wednesday 8 Jan 2020

Asmaa Samy's painting on show at Picasso gallery

Aisha Fahmy Palace
1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211
The Complex of Arts
“Memory of the Orient” show is the fourth in the series of “Treasures of Our Art Museums” group exhibitions. This show presents a rare group of the most important masterpieces of orientalists, which sheds light on an important historical period that has been seen in their works as Fatima painting by French Neoclassical painter Dominique Ingres, motherhood painting by Baby Martin, Nile painting by Eugène Fromentin, shadow game painting for Théodore Frère, a popular wedding party painting of Narcissus Berkshire, and an Arab tribe head by French romantic artist Eugène Delacroix and many others (23 December-6 February).

Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Photography by Fakhry Osman (14-20 January).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Oil paintings by Ann Al-Zoghby (closing 11 January).
Oil paintings by Ahmed Al-Qoubasy (14-20 January).  
Palace of Arts
The 30th Youth Salon (30 December-31 January).
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.

23 B Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6239/0100 2155702
Exhibition of paintings by artists Hamdy Khamis and Mohamed Al-Alawy
(18 December - 9 January).

The Egyptian Museum
Tahrir Sq, Sadat Station, Tel 02 2578 2452
“French Archaeology in Egypt: Research, Cooperation and Innovation” exhibition on the French excavations in Egypt will be opened by the Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani and French Ambassador Stéphane Romatet. Part of the activities of the France-Egypt Cultural Year 2019, the exhibition is organised by the Ministry of Antiquities, the Egyptian Museum and the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology (19 December-18 February).

Al-Ghouri Caravansary
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.

Khan Almaghraby
18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 3349/01000 694940
“Come Celebrate With Us”, a group exhibition of pottery by artists Abdel-Hamid Amer, Maye Nada, Ahmed Abdel-Karim, Diaaeddin Dawoud, Haitham Hedayah, Marwa Zakariya and many more (closing 9 January).  

15 Al Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz St, Mohandiseen, Tel 02 3304 0791/ 0122 8647511
“Radiance”, a group of vividly coloured paintings by Mohamed Damarawy
(20- 31 January).

Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Tel 02 25750353
Daily except Fridays from 11am to 9pm
“Stories of Broken Glass”, the 6th solo exhibition of Ahmed Sabry at the gallery
(closing 16 January). 

NWT House
Villa 19 Road 12 Maadi El Sarayat, Tel 0100 3631083
In her Talisman exhibit, artist and designer Heba Helmi mixes paints, fabrics and ceramics to celebrate the beauty of Arabic letters (closing 15 January).

30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
Hall I
“That Smell”, exhibition of paintings by Asmaa Samy (closing16 January).
Hall II
Paintings by Samir Fouad (closing 16 January).

Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre
2 Saad Zaghloul Street next to Saad Zaghloul Cemetery,Al-Mounira,Tel 02 2795 6864
A group exhibition by living and late artists such as Ahmed Shiha, Tahiya Halim, Mohamed Al-Zahed, Abdel-Rahman Al-Nashar, Omar Al-Nagdi, Mustafa Al-Feki, Mohamed Rezk, Rasha Soleiman, Nazek Hamdy, Farouk Shehata, Youssef Francise, Manal Al-Sayed, Mohmaed Al-Ganoubi, Hassan Rashed and many more (closing 29 January).  

SOMA art
14 Maraashli St, Zamalek, 2nd floor, apartment 4, Zamalek, Tel 0122 2429292
“Crude”, paintings by acclaimed artist Mohamed Moftah
(19 December- 23 January).

Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC Tahrir Square
Future Gallery
A photo exhibition on Magda Saleh, Egypt's first prima ballerina and on the art of ballet in Egypt. The exhibit features archive material about Saleh as well as stunning photographs of ballet taken by renowned photographer Sherif Sonbol.
The exhibition is open every day including weekends, from 10am to 9pm, except for university holidays (16 December- 31 January).

Km 28,Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza-Egypt, 0100 0773860
“The 5th Cairo Art Fair”, the largest exhibition of contemporary art in Egypt, where over 130 artists are participating with more than 1500 artworks. Carefully-selected pieces of new art just for CAF will be adorning the walls of the gallery this year, and as always, catering to all tastes with an incredible range of prices, genres, subjects and sizes. The artworks will periodically change throughout the duration of the show. It is free, accessible and open to the public (6 December-30 January).

20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
First Floor
“Green Space”, paintings by Sahar Alamir (12 January- 1 February).  

F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
“Unseen”, paintings by Amy Abdel-Baky (4-24 January). 


*A version of this article appears in print in the 9 January, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.


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