​"Sushi: Cultural Heritage – I Love Sushi" travelling exhibition at Gezira Arts Centre is a must go

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 28 May 2024

Sushi, Cultural Heritage   I Love Sushi travelling exhibition
Sushi, Cultural Heritage I Love Sushi travelling exhibition


American University in Cairo 

New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318

Sharjah Gallery

"Cmd X" is the graphic design programme's senior show. The exhibition explores themes including equality and social impact, reimagining cultural heritage, sustainability and future experiences. 

CmdX is a computer shortcut used to cut an item from one environment and place it in another. The term carries several meanings in this exhibition. It symbolizes the conclusion or cut of the students' time in academia. The X reflects the end of this chapter in their educational journey, marking their transition from students to professionals ready to make their mark on the world 

(12 May-30 September).




Arkan Plaza, Extension of Sheikh Zayed District, Giza, Tel 010 66860098/010 66500748

"Summer Showcase" a collective exhibition by the likes of Eman Hussein, Yasmine Shash, Amr El-Kafrawy, Ibrahim El-Haddad, Nihal Tamraz, and Rana Samir (11 May-1 June).   



Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

Painting exhibition by Ramia Mouwalwy (29 May- 4 June).



Czech Embassy

4 Al Dokki St, Dokki, Giza, Tel 02 33339700 

“My Green Homeland” exhibition of painting by Jaroslava Bičovská is organized as part of "SABBART" event, a blend of "Sabbar" (Arabic for "cactus") and "art," explores how arts and culture can shape a more sustainable future (8 May-10 August).



4 Amrika Al-Latiniya St, Garden City, Tel 02 2796 2881/ 2794 7951

"The Art's Spirit" group exhibition's guest of honor is Mohamed El-Azhary (closing 30 May).  


French Cultural Institute

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

“Death Bloom: Erased Chlorophyllic Memory” exhibition by Omnia Sabry is hosted by the EUNIC Cluster Egypt, as part of SABBART. It investigates the uncertain future of the historical Orman garden in Cairo as it faces risk of erasure due to impending development plans. In the exhibition, Sabry symbolically reconstructs the Orman garden through film, photography, plant presses, archival materials, and a newly-made leporello 

(26 May-12 June).



Gezira Arts Centre

1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 3298

"Sushi: Cultural Heritage – I Love Sushi" travelling exhibition aims to provide an in-depth visual guide to the appeal of sushi. It includes the chance to learn about how Japan took in sushi in its original form, how it modified sushi to suit the natural environment, culture, and lifestyles of individual areas. It also introduces today’s vibrant sushi culture, and it encourages us to think about the potential of sushi as a food for the future in the light of contemporary food issues. Well-known today throughout the world as healthy food that is simple, refined, and pleasing to the eye, sushi is the archetypal example of washoku—Japanese cuisine—which UNESCO has inscribed on its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The exhibition includes a simulation of a visit to a sushi shop in Japan 

(8 May-2 June). 



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, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2578 4494,   

open daily from 11am to 8pm except Fridays

"Freestyle Cairo" exhibition captures the artistic dialogue between painter Essam Alaa and photographer Luigerman 

(19 May - 12 June).

Summer group exhibition represents the culmination of Mashrabia's extensive and vibrant history, spanning several decades. Featuring a diverse array of artists, the exhibition promises to be a vibrant celebration of originality and contemporary artistic expression. It will provide a diverse display of techniques, from painting to collage to sculpture and more (23June – 31 July).




Medrar for Contemporary Art 

10 Gamal Abul Mahassen St, 8th Floor, Garden City, Cairo, daily from 4 to 9pm, except Fridays, Tel 02 27957714

"Sarcastic Facts" paintings by Nour Elgalay (closing 3 June). 




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

Hall I

"Light" exhibition of painting by Dina Fadel (closing 30 May).  

Hall II

"Entangled Tales" a group exhibition of sculpture by a galaxy of emerging artists (closing 30 May).  



14 El-Saleh Ayoub St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8900/0111232 4002 

"The Beauty of Printmaking- Graphic Art" group exhibition features graphic paintings and its guest of honour is artist 

Ahmed Nawwar who is participating with one of his main printmaking artwork. The exhibition also showcases a collection of artworks by more than 40 leading graphic artists (Egyptians, Arabs, and Europeans) (closing 15 July).   



Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077

Margo Veillon Gallery and Future Galleries 

"Shared Inheritances, Legorreta: Mexican Architecture in Egypt, Middle East and Beyond", the Embassy of Mexico and LEGORRETA, in collaboration with the AUC, present an exhibition of the renowned Mexican architectural firm and the legacy of its founder, Ricardo Legorreta. The exposition encompasses a journey around the world exploring LEGORRETA's work, its presence in Africa and the Middle East and its collaboration with interior designers and visual artists (4- 27 June).   



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

First Floor

"In Fragments" painting exhibition by Iranian-Egyptian artist Parinaz Eleish (27 May-13 June). 

Ground Floor

"Empty Rooms" painting exhibition by Omar Sherif or Weirdo

(27 May-13 June). 



Yassin art gallery

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

"The Flag" exhibition of paintings by artist Ahmed Nawwar 

(closing 31 May). 





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.

* A version of this article appears in print in the 30 May, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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