The Pyramids of Giza
The exhibition is open to the public, daily from 9am-4pm, Standard Pyramids entrance fee is only required
“Forever is Now”, is 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 is Art D'Égypte fourth edition 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 (21 October-17 November).
The American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
The Photographic Gallery
“Zoom In and Out: Student Exhibition”, an exciting exhibition of student photographic works produced on the Photography Foundations courses. Made over the Spring semester 2021, the group show departs from the expected. Viewers will see a wide range of visual approaches explored by the students to reflect their student life experiences during the pandemic. The images build associations between everyday student experiences to look inwards and capture the world outwards in this time of isolation across the globe (2-25 November).
The Sharjah Art Gallery
Gallery working hours, Sunday through Thursday, 9:30am - 4:30pm
“Paul Rand - The Idealist/Realist”, Graphic design legend, Paul Rand, was among the most influential designers who led the American design reformation wave. When Rand died at eighty-two (1914-1996), his career had spanned six decades, three generations, and numerous chapters of design history. Twenty-five years after his passing, Nagla Samir and Daniel Lewandowski celebrate his work and legacy in the Middle East with a retrospective exhibition and book, with contributions by Jayme Odgers, Tom Hardy, Jessica Helfand, and Bob Burns, detailing Rand’s extraordinary thoughts and processes (4-25 November).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Oil paintings by Hussein Noah (16-21 November).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
A miscellaneous exhibition by Future Academy (16-21 November).
Palace of Arts
The First Contemporary Art Salon, Post Concept”, installation works by 25 artists from different generations (3-30 November).
Al Hadara Cinema Hall
The 14th Annual Festival for Traditional Crafts 2021
Italian Cultural Institute
3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
“Siwa: The Legendary Oasis of Alexander the Great in the Egyptian Desert”, a photo exhibition held on the occasion of the launch of the book of the same name by Alberto Siliotti. The exhibition of photographs by the author and by Daniele Pellegrini and Arnaud Chicurel is a precious testimony to the rich history of the oasis. The exhibition will then be moved to its permanent location in the Siwa Shali, renovated thanks to an important European project
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.
1 Al-Sherifein St, 3rd St right off Kasr Al-Nile St, Downtown, Tel 0100 667 4823
“The First Life”, sculptures by Maged Mekhail (closing 18 November).
8 Kasr El Nile St, Floor 6, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2575 9990/ 0100 6018726/ 01010645106
“Realistic Forum”, a group miscellaneous exhibition showcases portraits, photography, carpets, mixed media, tapestry, conceptual art, drawing, sculpture, and many more (18-22 November).
Mahmoud Mokhtar Culture Centre
5 Tahrir St, beside Cairo Sporting Club, Tel 02 2735 1123
Nahdat Misr Hall
Paintings by Aya Aziz (18-28 November).
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“My Favorite Things 6”, My Favorite Things group exhibition started in 2016 as a small group exhibition, showing the artworks of three chosen women artists. In due course, it became an inclusive annual exhibition promoting and supporting up and coming women artists in Egypt. Its main aim is to guarantee for women to have a permanent and safe space, for exposure and free expression, keeping a high artistic quality based on originality and innovative thought (closing 23 November).
Museum of Modern Egyptian Art
Cairo Opera House Grounds, Gezira, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6667/65
Al-Bab Selim Hall
“Be You”, paintings by Mohamed Al-Tarrawi (2-13 November).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
“Stops of Alienation”, paintings by Afifa La’aby (7-30 November).
“Carnival of the Moon”, paintings by Hisham Rahma
13 Brazil St, 1st Floor, Zamalek, Tel 0111294 7336
“6x9”, unique exhibition of paintings by Haytham Abdelhafeez
Km 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza-Egypt, 0100 0773860
“Solos in Parallel”, is the 6th edition of the exhibition dedicated to the works of artists Ihab Lotfy and Yassin Harraz (closing13 November).
Mall of Arabia, open every day, gate 17, first floor opposing Ikea floor,
Working hours: Weekdays: 10am to 11pm, Weekends: 10am to 12am
“Boundless” exhibition features over 60 of Egypt’s best-loved artists showcasing some of their most exquisite works.
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“Resurrection - Among the People” sculptures by Khaled Zaki
(closing 13 November).
F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
“The Soul Within”, sculptures by Hany El-Sayyed (13-27 November).
Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
“Infinity”, sculptures by Kamal Al-Fiqi (7- 29 November).
“1985”, paintings by Hana Al-Sageny (7- 29 November).
“Shades of the Road”, paintings by Emad Ibrahim (7- 29 November).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
A permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin in Nelson Island.
French Cultural Institute
30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952
“Alexandria, Once Upon a Time, Alexandria, Once Upon a Time” a new decade of the Alexandrian Heritage Days. In 2021, we wish to look to the past, but also to the future: Alexandria, once upon a time,
Alexandria it will be once. Alexandria, during these 2,400 years of history has presented many faces, both in its extension and in its neighborhoods, in its population as in its religions, in its writings, its literature, but also its music and its arts. The major dates of political, social and economic history are combined with the major dates of scientific, artistic or literary inventions. It comes down to
each of the partners to choose and present the portrait of the city that is most dear to them or to imagine the city in the future (12-22 November).
“1798-1801: The scientists of the Egyptian Expedition draw Alexandria” exhibition is held as part of Alexandrian Heritage Days programme.
In his conquest of Egypt in 1798, Bonaparte was accompanied by some 160 scholars and artists from all disciplines. Through the preparatory drawings for the “Description of Egypt”, we discover the panoramas of Alexandria, the ancient monuments and the city of the end of the 18th century, as they observed and drawn them. You are invited to get to know better the dozen men who stayed in Alexandria for a
few days, weeks or months, or sometimes longer and designed it (opening 14 November).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 11 November, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly