“Happy Islands?” exhibition by the Italian Marco Magrini is very unique

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 27 Apr 2021

Marco Magrini
Marco Magrini's exhibition at Mashrabia gallery

Aisha Fahmy Palace

1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211

The Complex of Arts

“The Journey”, a retrospective exhibition of sculpture by the late Adam Henein traces his journey with sculpture from the 1950’s until his death showing around 100 sculpted pieces (5 April - 5 June). 



Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

Exhibition by Azerbaijan embassy (5-7 May). 

Palace of Arts

The 31th edition of the Youth Salon (23 March- 10 May). 


Easel and Camera Contemporary art gallery 

Dreamland Golf Club, Hilton Pyramids Golf, Al Wahat Road, 6th of October, 01091267165/01001834449

“The Pandemic”, acrylic on canvas paintings by Mohamed Bassuony

(closing 30 April). 



French Cultural Institute

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

“Maalish” photography exhibition by Leon Dubois presents a photographic incarnation of John Cocteau’s book Maalish and traces his journey in the Mediterranean in search of cities, atmospheres and climatic conditions as they were described 70 years ago. This avatar blends extracts from “Maalish” with black and white photographs of the Mediterranean region today. Dubois lives in Alexandria 

(closing 6 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.



23 Hassan Assem St, Zamalek, 02 2735 3538/ 012 00999448

“Egyptian Features” is a thrilling photography exhibition by Egyptian and foreign photographers, between the 1850s and the 1950s, from the acquisitions of Elwy Farid (closing12 May). 



Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554

“Happy Islands?”, exhibition by Marco Magrini. In memory of the late demise of the artist, Magrini family and Mashrabia gallery have decided to propose a collection of tempera, acrylics, inks and pastels on paper: free associations rich of references to visual experiences derived from different cultures: Egyptian, Greek, Roman - miraculously merged into a contemporary proposal (closing 10 May).



Mahmoud Mokhtar Culture Centre 

5 Tahrir St, beside Cairo Sporting Club, Tel 02 2735 1123 

“Mneen?” (from where?), is an exhibition of illustrations and graphics by Italian artist Maninelkaos and French sculptress Valie Guillard

(closing 8 May). 



Racotis Art
“Persona” is Racotis Art’s new collection that is showcased in an exceptional online viewing room experience in which the Egyptian character and its influence is examined on the practice of more than 28 Egyptian artists showcasing more than 90 artworks. View the exhibition on https://www.racotis.art/persona/



Russian Cultural Centre

127 Tahrir St, Dokki Metro Station, Giza, Tel 02 3760 6371

Russia in the Memory of the Egyptian Caricature”, after 80 years, the drawings and cartoons of late Armenian-Egyptian cartoonist Alexander Saroukhan (1898-1977) are taken out of his home for display at the Russian Cultural Centre for the first time (27 April- 4 May). 




6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291

“Madad”, charity exhibition of paintings by Mohamed Hassan, Rana Chalabi, and Osman Young (closing 11 May). 


Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446

Marriott Gallery

“A Boundless Drop to a Boundless Ocean” exhibition is organised by the AUC, together with the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA). It features artworks by US-based artists of Arab and Iranian heritage in simultaneous exhibitions in Orlando and Cairo (closing 2 May).

Main Garden

“Hundred Arabic Posters”, exhibition, held in cooperation with the German University in Cairo, displays some of the best-chosen posters in the region. Free entry, the exhibition is open daily from 10am to 9pm, except official holidays (closing 30 April).




Km 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza-Egypt, 0100 0773860

“Artists of Tomorrow” 7th consecutive group exhibition is showcasing the largest selection of up-and-coming and rising artists to highlight as the most promising in the Egyptian art scene, and the ones to support and invest in today. Participating artists are Abdel Rahman El-BorgyAbdel-Rahman MahmoudAhmed Abdel-Gawad, Fayrouz SamirHeba Abu Elella, Maryam HaliemMiram AdlyMohamed El GammalMostafa Khedr, Salah ShaabanSalam Yousry, and many more. Ramadan working hours: Sunday-Thursday, 9.30am to 3.30pm and Saturdays, 11am to 4pm (24 April - 12 May). 






Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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 28 April, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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