Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Center, Zamalek
Salah Taher Gallery
Phone 02 2739 0132/0144
“Fantasy” exhibition of black and white paintings by Khaled amir
Music Library Gallery (Ziad Bakir)
Oil paintings by Raid El Shimy (January 1-8).
3A, Degla St, next to Furat St, Mohandessein, Tel 01111 665868
“Insight”, group exhibition of portraits of 15 contemporary portrait painters such as Samir Fouad, Mohamed abla, Eman hakim, Omnia says, Organized by Rania khallaf (January 4-20).
23 B Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6239/0100 2155702
“European Collectibles”, a collective exhibition of masterpieces by European artists (closing January 19).
French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
The exhibition “Aida and Mariette” presents around thirty sketches and drawings of costumes and sets for the first performance of Aida opera on December 24, 1871 in Cairo. They are produced by the hand of Egyptologist Auguste Mariette, or targeted by him, and testify to the artist’s precision and his quest to make this pharaonic opera “real”
(closed February 19).
Italian-Egyptian Center for Restoration and Antiquities (CIERA)
31 Al Suyuffeya St, Al Helmeya, Cairo, visitors are welcomed by appointment so contact the manager Mr. Salah Ramadan 0100 8716067
Architectural complex of the Mevlevi dervish “Samaa Khana, restorations and restorers” permanent exhibition of work / training site activities for the restoration and recovery of monuments. Visitors are welcomed during the opening hours fixed by the Ministry of Antiquities.
18 rue Al-Mansour Mohamed, Zamalek, Tel 02 27368687/0109 4005971
“Feminine Creativity”, collective exhibition of female artists including
Aya salah, Shaker Fatma, Mariam Sameh, Nadine khaled, Youstina Fahmy (January 9-20).
Behler’s Mansion, 157b, 26 July St, Ground Floor, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8537/0100 067 0705
“Linking Point”, recent abstract paintings by Hazem Taha Hussein. The exhibition was carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic
(closed on January 11).
Mashrabia Contemporary Art Gallery
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353/0100 1704554
“Alexandria Blues”, solo exhibition of paintings by Amr Heiba
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC)
El-Fustat Road, Ein El-Sira, Cairo, opening hours Saturday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tel 02 2741 2273
“Eternal Egypt” exhibition by Farid Fadel presents 60 paintings and drawings inspired by ancient Egypt (closing January 31).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
Paintings by Samir Fouad (December 20-January 14).
Paintings by Dina fadel (December 20-January 14).
Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC)
AUC Tahrir Square
Gallery of the future
“Van Leo’s Legacy” Celebrates Egypt’s First Studio Photographer of the 20th Century Van-Leo100th anniversary of the AUC, with an extended exhibition throughout the season featuring a rare selection from the AUC Rare Book Library and Special Collections. The exhibition exclusively presents more than 150 photographs including some of his iconic portraits presented for the first time as well as some of his personal studio furniture, including his art deco desk and the set on which he exhibited his portraits for four decades, to try to recreate his workshop. Open every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(November 20-February 20).
Margo Veillon Gallery
Graphic legend Paul Rand was among the most influential designers, who led the wave of American design reform. When Rand passed away at age eighty-two (1914-1996), his career had spanned six decades, three generations and many chapters in design history. Twenty-five years after his death, Nagla Samir and Daniel Lewandowski celebrate his work and heritage in the Middle East with a retrospective exhibition and book, with contributions from Jayme Odgers, Tom Hardy, Jessica Helfand and Bob Burns, detailing the thoughts Paul Rand’s Specials and Process (December 11-January 20).
“She’s always inspiring“exhibition is an archival snapshot of the history of pioneering women in the performing arts organized in partnership with the She Arts Festival. A collection of period photographs, magazine clippings, advertisements and newspaper books that touch the surface of the career stories of some of the icons of the Egyptian entertainment industry during the 20th century. Women whose wit, business acumen and above all artistry have engaged audiences, changed narratives, and continue to leave a lasting legacy that inspires current and future generations (September 9 – January 20).
KM 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza, Tel 01000773860
The 7th exceptional edition of Cairo Art Fair (CAF) is hosted by the TAM gallery. With over 150 artists participating this year, the gallery walls will be adorned with over 1,500 new and stunning contemporary works of art; something for everyone with an incredible range of prices, styles, techniques and concepts. Prominent and emerging artists will present their work in a synergistic framework; to break through the boundaries of format, participation, duration and presentation, and present an honest reflection of the Egyptian art scene today. Artworks will change periodically throughout the duration of the show
(closed on January 31).
20 rue Hassan Sabry, (entrance from rue Ibn Zinki), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6e October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
“Neither white nor black”, exhibition of paintings by Souad Mardam Bey (January 8-22).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
A permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin in Nelson Island.
Planetarium Science Center, BA Main Building
The exhibition “Science and Technology of Ancient Greece” is organized by the Cultural Communication Sector Planetarium Science Center at BA. This traveling exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Hellenistic Studies Center in the university research sector, and Museum technology in Thessaloniki (NOESIS), and sponsored by the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Greece. It reviews the development of Greek knowledge in many scientific fields that have achieved multiple technical and technological achievements such as basic technologies, astronomy, exploration and communication, body and mind, arts , architecture and freelance work. Open daily to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. except Fridays, Saturdays and holidays
(closed on January 31).
* A print version of this article appears in the January 6, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.