Don’t miss “The Egyptian Art in the Twenties of the Last Century” exhibition at Aisha Fahmy Palace

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 28 Jun 2022

Portrait of Mahmoud Said s wife
Portrait of Mahmoud Said s wife

Aisha Fahmy Palace
1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211
The Complex of Arts
“The Egyptian Art in the Twenties of the Last Century,” a group exhibition of masterpieces by legendary Egyptian artists such as Mahmoud Mokhtar, Mahmoud Said, Ragheb Ayyad, Youssef Kamel, George Sabbagh, Mohamed Hassan, Emmy Nemr, Suzanne Adly, Shaaban Zaki and others. The show includes a selection of their most important artworks nearly 90 by twenty artists whose works shaped the features of that important period of the history of Egyptian art
(1 June - 1 August).

Art Talks
8 El-Kamel Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 0100 3970141
“The Phoenix Rises” exhibition of paintings is a tribute of the internationally-acclaimed, multi-dimensional Egyptian artist Omar El-Nagdi (1931-2019) on the 3rd anniversary of his passing
(closing 30 June).

25 Orabi St, off Port Said, Maadi, Tel 010 19222220
The third edition of “Art Garage Sale 100x70” exhibition is held, in collaboration with Abo El-Reesh Al-Mounira Hospital, to support children in need from all across Egypt. It features Ahmed Mourad, Amina Zaher, Hany Rashed, Mariam Soliman, Natasha Yonan and many more (closing 30 June).   

Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Exhibition of paintings by Ehab Manaa (30 June - 6 July).  
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Oil paintings by Heba Mamdouh (30 June - 6 July).   

Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
27 Talaat Harb St, 2nd Floor, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2396 4272
“Retrieving Absence” exhibition brings together the latest articulations of three ongoing artistic projects by artists Nadia Mounier, Hagar Ezz Eldin, and Rawya Sadek. Through biographies, household materials, and family albums, the artists evoke the women they associate with through their biographies, photographs, and the handcrafted furniture of their homes. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of events in collaboration with the artists (22 May - 30 July, open daily from Saturday to Thursday from 12-9pm).


Italian Cultural Institute
3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
“We Love Art: Vision and Creativity Made in Italy” contemporary art exhibition, an innovative project by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Italian Cooperation, in collaboration with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Foundation. Eight works ranging from sculpture to painting and photography, created by eight young artists who interpret a complex reality where humanism, innovation and technology interact with each other, demonstrating how the meeting between art and business is not only still possible, but necessary, as the herald of new and stimulating visions for a sustainable development of the country, the planet and our daily life. The exhibition is open to the public from Sunday to Thursday, from 10am-4pm (5 - 15 July).

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
“Think Big”, a group exhibition of paintings that aims to answer the questions: Do large works of art provide more enjoyment, a more in-depth experience, than smaller works? Does size truly matter in art? When you stand before a work of art somehow larger than you, how can you resist its influence and its power on your emotions? (3-30 July).

30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
Hall I & II
“The Summer Show”, a group exhibition of paintings by the likes of Mai Heshmat, Asmaa El-Nawawy, Dina Fadel, and Hisham Rahma (9 June- 20 July).

Picasso East
Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, New Cairo, Tel 0122 0000035  
New Summer Collection showcases artworks by around 20 artists such as Hady El-Boraey, Ibrahim Ghazala, Eman Osama
(3 July-10 August).

President Hotel
22 Taha Hussein St, Zamalek
A unique show by Marwa Saad and pop artist Ahmed Lesi, two young Cairo-based artists. The exhibition encompasses a selection of colourful paintings coming from their most recent solo shows
(daily from 20 June - 20 September).

F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
“The Summer Group Exhibition” features artworks by Mohamed Sabry, Ibrahim El-Tanbouly, Shaaban El-Hosseiny, Emad Ibrahim, Sameh Ismail, Hany El-Sayed, and many more
(23 May-15 September).


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.
East Exhibition Hall
The BA Art Exhibitions and Collections Department launches the 16th round of its “First Time” exhibition. Seventeen artists have been selected to display their artworks at this year’s round
(closing 3 July, daily from 9am to 5pm, except Fridays).

A version of this article appears in print in the 30 June, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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