The Hunger

Tuesday 28 Sep 2021

The Hunger
The Hunger

Azad Art Gallery 

4 Mohamed Anis St, in front of the Embassy of China, Zamalek. Tel: 0100 3270 364

"The Hunger", solo exhibition by artist Taha El Korany, mural oil painting (3-28 October).


Cairo International Art District (CIAD)

Art D'Égypte will take up to 12 spaces in Downtown, Cairo, creating the grand art concept “Cairo International Art District”, a city-wide art exhibition. The spaces in Downtown embrace contemporary art solo and group exhibitions, as well as independent projects.

The spaces in Downtown; include Kodak Passage, Cinema Radio, The Factory, 6 Shops, Access Art Space, and 36 Abdel Khalek Tharwat Street Shop. The spaces comprise a range of paintings, photography, sculptures, installations, video art, new media arts (holograms), and sound. CIAD will also host a series of public lectures, workshops, and talks targeting artists and art enthusiasts. These will be hosted by esteemed artists and academics in the field of art at Rawabet Space.

The event will be in parallel to Art D'Égypte’s latest International Exhibition by the Pyramids of Giza, “Forever is Now”, which is the first of its kind in the 4500-year-long history of the pyramids, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. This will be Art D'Égypte fourth edition and will be held under the auspices of the Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the patronage of UNESCO. For this project, Art D’Égypte is also partnering with the Embassy of USA, the Embassy of Spain, the Embassy of Switzerland, the Italian Cultural Institute, and many more.

CIAD will include a diverse array of well-established artists from all over the world including Egyptian, American, Belgian, Brazilian, British, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Saudi Arabian, Spanish, Sudanese, and Swiss artists. The exhibition would also incorporate upcoming local Egyptian artists (15 September - 27 October).


"Forgotten as if You Never Were" (Egypt) photography exhibition by Hana Gamal (1-22 October) (Victoria Rooftop House). 

"Embraces" (Denmark), augmented reality exhibition by Sara Koppel (5-10 October) (Consoleya).

"X-Ray Fashion" (Denmark), VR documentary installation by MANND Studio (5-10 October) (Consoleya).


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.

Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“A Man in All His States”, the gallery starts off the new season with the young self-taught artist Essam Alaa, for the very first time. Alaa’s body of works tackles many philosophical concepts such as existence, desire, solitude, death, calmness, and love (19 September - 14 October). 


SafarKhan Art Gallery

6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Cairo. Tel: 02 2735 3314

“Charisma”, a trio exhibition featuring artists; Kinda Adly, Tasneem El Mashad and Khaled Abdo, exploring the original personal perspective that emanates from each of these artist’s works. Although each one stands alone in the form, subject and concept of their art, they are unified in their optimism, dynamism, and ultimately their carefree confidence and youthful exuberance to provide a candid window into their expressive souls (Closing 20 October). 


20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“Shuffle” a group exhibition on the first floor featuring works by; Adham Ghareeb, Doaa Fakher, Sarah Mohy-Eldin, Philip Andrasevic, Mohamed Sabry, Mohamed Tanash, Mahmoud Talaat, Mona ElKateb, Maha Massoud and Yousef Sabry (Closing on 16 October). 

"George Bahgoruy" ground floor (Closing 16 October). 


Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
Venues I, II, III
“Life Companions”, exhibition of paintings by Mustafa Abdel-Moaty and Rabab Nemr (19 September- 11 October).


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 30 September, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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