Art Jameel has launched Jameel House Online, a programme of free online workshops inspired by the traditional arts. Intended for artists and enthusiasts of all levels, including children, the workshops have been adapted to contemporary materials and tools available around the home. The sessions are delivered by local artists and craftspeople, including alumni from the Jameel Houses of Traditional Arts, Art Jameel’s network of heritage institutions in Jeddah and Cairo, and are available on Art Jameel’s website and social media platforms.Sessions include painting the Flower of Life design with coffee, making home decorations with geometric stars, both led by Rana Alamoudi; making traditional kites at home, led by The Aleph Journal; crocheting an eight-pointed star using waste plastic bags, led by Kees Chic; traditional paper-making by hand using scrap card and paper, led by Ammar Jiman; and ornamental drawing with Islamic geometry, led byMarwa Turkestani.
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Metal artworksbyAmmar Shiha (Daily from 11am till 5pm).
The Italian Cultural Institute
June isthe best month to get to know Italy and its culture, every day the Institute’s public can follow virtual tours of museums, in-depth information on Italian gastronomy or virtually visit the artistic and natural beauties of the Bel Paese.
Three major events begun on 15 June have animated the cultural programming of this month: the launch of the week “Making Cinema – Fare Cinema”. It is the thematic review dedicated to the promotion of the Italian cinema and film industry promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition, the Italian Institute in Cairo has decided to make available to its public a digital version of the exhibition on Mimmo Cattarinich and the stars of Italian cinema.
Cattarinich stands out as the master who left the richest photographic documentation of the Golden Age of Italian cinema. From her endless archive, the curatorDominique Lorahas drawn a splendid selection that the Italian Institute of Cairo will make available on a virtual tour. The intent is to make known to the Egyptian public, thanks to this new digital version, a way of photographing cinema and its protagonists. To make the virtual exhibition as accessible to the public, the event will be accompanied daily by the publication of two high-resolution photos on the social channels of this Institute: precious portraits of the great protagonists of Italian cinema such as Federico Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni, Pier Paolo Pasoliniand many others.
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
10 and 15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Tel 02 25784494
“Dawestashy: A Focus on the Early Work” art show byEsmat Dewestashyis reflecting on his accomplishments (30 May - 10 June).
“Serendipity” byIbrahim El-Haddad (13 June - 30 July).
P.S: Because of the curfew, the gallery’s open hours have slightly been modified: Daily except Friday from 11am to 6pm.
TAM.Gallery has launched its fourth consecutive edition of the Summer Affordable Art Show, featuring over 150 of your favourite Egyptian contemporary artists. You can visit the gallery to see the exhibition in person during its regular working hours (Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 3:30pm).
The show will be running all summer, with new art being added periodically.
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The gallery continued its efforts to support Cairo’s contemporary art scene bringing together a selection of Cairo’s top galleries under the theme “Till We Meet Again”. This is UBUNTU’s way to make visible the outstanding artworks from its collections as some doors remain temporarily closed.
“Till We Meet Again” is a collaborative virtual exhibition byArt Talks, Misrgallery, Nile gallery, Picasso gallery, Tintera, Ubuntu gallery and Zamalek gallery, the works are available at the galleries’ websites.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 25 June, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly