Shewekar El-Gharably presents her contemporary furniture pieces harmoniously coexist with modern art at UBUNTU gallery

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 10 Oct 2023

El-Gharably presents her contemporary furniture pieces at UBUNTU gallery
El-Gharably presents her contemporary furniture pieces at UBUNTU gallery

 

American University in Cairo 

New Cairo Campus

Sharjah Art Gallery

“Under Control” exhibition is tackling social, environmental and economic issues, the 20-plus projects for the Graphic Design Senior Show explore the concerns graduating seniors have for the world they are entering. It reflects on student experiences learning during COVID-19 lockdowns, anxieties over competing with artificial intelligence for creative work and more 

(open daily to the public except on holidays, closing15 October). 

Future Gallery

“She Arts” Performing Arts Festival exhibition of painting (open daily from10am to 9pm, closed on Fridays and official holidays, Free and open to the public, closing17 October). 

 

 

Capital Business Park

26th of July Corridor St, Sheikh Zayed City, Giza governorate 

“Capital Art Vol. II” biggest art show displaying around 500 paintings by more than 150 artists. Enjoy live art show, kids art workshops, live entertainment, caricature and many more at the Capital Promenade (13, 14 and 15 October, 1pm).  

 

 

Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

Oil and acrylic paintings by Emad Rizk. The paintings are inspired by the Egyptian heritage in Old Cairo (closing 14 October).

Caricature exhibition by the Cultural Palaces (9-18 October).

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

Egyptian Arabesque Society exhibition (11-18 October). 

 

 

 

Cinema Radio; Access Art Space, The Warehouse, and the Corridor next to the Radio Complex.

Art D’Egypte, in collaboration with Picasso gallery, organize the third edition of “Cairo International Art District” CIAD, a unique Visual Arts District in the heart of Downtown Cairo. CIAD will run parallel to the third edition of “Forever Is Now” at the Pyramids of Giza opening on 26 October and set to be accompanied by a special festival of art and design soon to be announced UNESCO world heritage site. CIAD merges Egyptian heritage with contemporary art in Downtown Cairo showcasing works by the likes of Ingy Efflatoun, Gazbia Sirry, Tahia Halim, Mustafa El-Razzaz and Kamal El-Feki. Exhibition locations include the entire Cinema Radio complex on Talaat Harb Street; Access Art Space, The Warehouse, and the Corridor next to the Radio Complex (10- 30 October, open daily from 12pm to 9pm except on Mondays). 

 

 

 

 

CLEG

Villa CLEG 118 Diplomatic district, El-Sheikh Zayed, Tel 0101 2705242

“Somewhere in Time V” collective exhibition is a mesmerizing journey through time unveiling beautiful masterpieces by pioneer artists (6-25 October).

 

 

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.

 

 

Karim Francis 

1 Al-Sherifein St, 3rd St right off Kasr Al-Nile St, Downtown, Tel 0100 667 4823

“The Valley” exhibition of sculptures by Maged Mekhail 

(15 October- 16 November). 

 

 

Kodak Passage

Downtown Cairo

“Baalbek” is an interactive audio visual installation by Hungarian artists Andrea Sztovánovits and Gergely Álmos as part of D-CAF events (Free entrance from 5pm to 10pm, except Fridays and Saturdays from 2pm to 10pm, 17-23 October).
“Drink Your Milk” is a series of animated poems about our bodies, our voices and who controls them. After stunning audiences at the Women of the World Festival in Pakistan, the film poems will make their Arab world premiere at D-CAF. The project is produced by Golden Hour Productions, which seeks to deliver heartfelt, literary events with a focus on collaboration. Drink Your Milk was brought to life by six artists (Free entrance from 5pm to 10pm, except Fridays and Saturdays from 2pm to 10pm, 17-23 October). 

 

 

 

 

 

Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2578 4494, open daily from 11am to 8pm except Friday

“Incompiuto-Unfinished” is Micha Lanfranchi’s first solo exhibition featuring 43 works, 14 of which are drawings, 5 of which are paintings, and the remainder pottery. By not refinishing them and leaving most of the pottery without sanding, she strives to depict the unfinished nature of human endeavour and its endless evanescence (17 September- 19 October).

 

 

Medrar for Contemporary Art 

7 Gamal Al-Din Abu-El Mahassen St, First Floor, Apartment 4, Garden City, Cairo, everyday (except Friday) from 4 to 9pm, Tel 02 27957714

“Roznama” exhibition 9th edition with the participation of the Italian Raffaella Frascarelli (Nomas Foundation). This edition includes 33 artists (15 October-15 November). 

 

 

Motion 

26A Kamal Altawil St, off Mohamed Mazhar, Zamalek, 3rd floor, Tel 012 73330416

“Letters of the Sun” exhibition of sculpted figures by Hassan Kamel (15 October- 9 November).

 

 

Picasso East

Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, New Cairo, Tel 0122 0000035  

“Bahgory and Caricature Artists” group exhibition celebrates the art of caricature and features a group of our renowned cartoonists such as Georges Bahgory, Toghan, Salah Jahin, Mustafa Hussein, Adham Lotfy, Effat, Amr Selim (8-30 October).  

 

 

Picasso

30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544

Hall I

“Earth” paintings by Ahmed Abdel-Karim (closing13 October). 

Hall II

“Lady of Cairo” painting by Lina Osama (closing13 October).

 

 

Safarkhan

6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291

“Folklore” exhibition of paintings is a long overdue revisiting of late pioneer Zaccaria El-Zeini’s (1932-1993) celebrated oeuvre. This collection has been formed through a combination of works sourced from the private collections of the artist’s surviving heirs. It spans an impressive assortment of mediums including; oils, watercolors, pencil drawings and lithographs, across figurative, abstract and still life compositions, a comprehensive representation of El-Zeini’s diverse body of work. It was El-Zeini’s insatiable fascination with the obscure folkloric rites and rituals that permeated the peripheries of Egyptian society, which served as the definitive underpinning of his artistic exploits (3-25 October).

 

 

 

Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077

Falaki Gallery and Ewart Memorial Hall

“Roznama” exhibition 9th edition with the participation of the Italian Raffaella Frascarelli (Nomas Foundation) includes 33 artists, and the exhibited artworks will be displayed at five venues between Cairo and Alexandria. A series of activities and talks will be held in parallel of the main event to expand on its mission of giving the means and the space to the young artists. The 9th edition of Roznama is supported by the French Cultural Institute, ADD Art, Italian Culture Institute, and the British Council in Egypt. Open daily from 12pm to 9pm, except Fridays and official holidays, Roznama 9 parallel programme of talks will be held each Monday within October 16, 23, 30 from 6:30pm to 10pm. Free and open to the public (15 October-15 November).  

 

 

TAM

KM 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza, Tel 01000773860

“My Cosmos” exhibition showcases an enchanting collection of paintings by Klay Kassem (9-28 October). 

 

 

UBUNTU

20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223

Ground Floor &First Floor

The Collector’s Eye X” exhibition is a celebration of timeless antiques, modern art, and the harmony they share, beautifully juxtaposed with contemporary furniture. Discover over 200 paintings by masters like Seif Wanly, Mahmoud Said, Taheya Halim, Leila Ezzat, Hassan Soliman, Samir Rafi and more. Discover antique pieces—Chinese ceramics, furniture, and accessories - some aged over 200 years. Award winning designer Shewekar El-Gharably presents her contemporary furniture pieces, a testament to the harmonious coexistence of modern art and functional beauty, with spotlight on Armenian Egyptian modernist Ashod Zorian (1905 - 1970)

(closing 17 October). 

 

 

Yassin art gallery 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

159, 26th July St, Behind Diwan Bookstore, Zamalek, Tel 01271170035

Exhibition of painting by artist Ibrahim El-Tabouli 

(10-26 October). 

 

 

Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

Venue I

“Melody of Light” painting exhibition by Emad Ibrahim

(closing17 October).  

Venue II

“My Love and Me” exhibition of sculptures by Hany Faisal 

(closing 17 October).  

 

 

 

ALEXANDRIA 

 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Port Said St, 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.

 

 

Don Bosco Institute 

99 Sherif St, Alexandria

“Italian Excellences. Figures for Italo Calvino” exhibition, organized by the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC), presents reproductions of the works by thirty authors who, in the past, engaged with Calvino’s works, illustrating them for young people. The exhibition is organized, in collaboration with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the Emilia Romagna Region, the Giannino Stoppani Cooperative/Accademia Drosselmeier, Don Bosco Institute, and the Honorary Consul of Italy in Alexandria. 

(closing 21October, from Monday to Saturday (excluding Friday), from 9am to 1pm).


* A version of this article appears in print in the 12 October, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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