Stay safe, stay tunedand support the arts

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 28 Apr 2020

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci
The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci

Art D’Egypte

#Culture is not cancelled# Heritage is not cancelled#Art is not cancelled


Art D’Egypte Foundation releases a series of exclusive never-before-seen online content aimed to educate, inspire, and inform the youth of today on the importance of art history and cultural preservation in the sustainable development of our nation. Art D’Egypte’s initiative aims to make art more accessible to all by presenting a number of different activities via its social media platforms with the aim of spreading awareness andenrichartistic culture among the public.

Below is a list of the initiatives that will go on for the month of April, all of which will be online, and accessible to all.

The Nagy Testimonial Episodes in honor of Onsi Nagy - this is a series that was filmed back in 2017 in honor of Effat and Mohamed Nagy, pioneer Modern Egyptian artists, who helped shape the Egyptian art landscape.

Art D’Egyptechose to release this series now on Instagram featuring renowned art critic Dr. Hossam Rashwan, co-author with Valerie Didier Hess of the Catalogue Raisonne of Mahmoud Said, Sultan Al Qassemi Art Collector and Founder of Barjeel Art Foundation, Founder of Art D’Egypte Nadine Abdel-Ghaffar, former Minister of Culture and artist Farouk Hosny, and Egyptian artist Essmat Dawestashy.

A series of Instagram LIVE conversations every Monday and Wednesday at 7pm Cairo time featuring movers and shakers in the local, regional and global art landscape including curators, historians, artists, patrons, gallerists and art writers.


Collaborating and consulting on the release of yet another powerful art scholarship and fund; helping students go after their dreams during these difficult times by launching the Mahy Khalifa Art Fund Scholarship through Art D’Egypte’s platform.



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The French Cultural Institute

# the French Institute, in Egypt, withyou, at home  

You always dreamed of seeing the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, now you can see it throughthe study of the Louvre Museum at which enables an online study of artworks.

During the quarantine period, you can benefit from what the Higher Education Center of Arts offers in public spaces from a free coursethrough its website. The free course content is provided in French and English.


# the French Institute, in Egypt, withyou, at homeoffersMicrovole, a window through which you can see the artworks of digital museums.  


Until the opening of the library of the French Institute in Egypt, you can enjoy the digital experience offered by the city of La Villette andits partners from your home.Through this unique experience, you can see the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, listen to Beethoven, and look at the Water Lilies painting for Monet.




The Italian Cultural Institute

The Institute in Cairooffers daily multimedia content to stay updated on the Italian language and culture even during the present situation of sanitary isolation. To follow these digital contents, connect to the institute’s official Facebook page: Italian Cultural Institute and Archaeological Center.

To celebrate the birthday of legendary director Federico Fellini, the first online event from the series "CreativItaly" was dedicated to young Egyptian graphic designers and illustrators. Where graphic designers and artists will be able through a campaign launched via online, which they can follow through the social networking sites of the Institute, to honor Maestro or the pioneer of Italian cinema, through a work that explains how Fellini affected and still affectsthe images that fill the world of dreams of many artists today.

Through the “Today Drawing” initiative, the Institute commemoratedthe 500 years anniversary of Raffaelloor Raphael(1520-2020),one of the greatest Renaissance painters known for his portraits and the famous frescosmurals of the Vatican chambers.




Magdoub Design Studio

21 Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 0778

“Spirits” group exhibition of sculpture is focusing on the interesting presence of young Egyptian sculptresses, after many decades of absence from this unique art genre. It’s the third edition of “Spirits”, where artists are using different materials such as bronze, marble and wood. Participating artists are Samar Magdy, Maysoon Alzerba, Esraa Hatem, Reham Abu Alazm, Ingy Barakat, Lina Al-Magdoub and many more. (the sculptures are on show at the gallery’s Facebook page




In an effort to keep the arts alive, TAM gallery launched its 6th consecutive edition of the group exhibition “Artists of Tomorrow” online on until 4 May 2020. It introduces the 2020 artists of tomorrow:Asmaa Bekheet, Fatma Abo Doma, Khadiga Abou Hussein, Khoshoua El Gohary, Mariam ElMofty, Mohamed Bassiouni, Mona Heikel, Shady Habiba, Wael Karem, Yasser Gaessa, and Youssef Sabry.



F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6thof October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440

“Daughter of the Sun (the third Cache)”, sculptures by Hassan Kamel (watch his works online @ZAGPICKGALLERY).   



Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

Venue I

Sketches by Farghali Abdel-Hafiz (watch his works online @Zamalekartgallery).

Venue II

“Birds’ Dreams”,paintings by Khaled Sorour (watch his works online @Zamalekartgallery).  


*A version of this article appears in print in the  30 April, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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