Ayman Lotfy’s photography and video art exhibition at Salah Taher Gallery is not to be missed – Exhibitions – Al-Ahram Weekly
4 Mohamed Anees St, in front of the Chinese Embassy, Zamalek, Tel 0100 3270364
“Rams”, sculptures by Ahmed Karaali (October 9-21).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Center, Zamalek
Salah Taher Gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
The photography exhibition “The Journey” presents 30 experimental photographs and video art by Ayman Lotfi (closed October 14).
Music Library Gallery (Ziad Bakir)
Exhibition of oil paintings by Alaa El-Dokhaly (closed October 14).
Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
27 Talaat Harb St., 2n/a Floor, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2396 4272
“Being Borrowed”, is a creative collaborative exhibition of artworks in different art media that problematizes Egyptian migration to the Gulf experience. It presents artists Nahed Nasr, Omar Mansour, Ali Zaray, Omar Mansour, Aya Bendary, Lina El Shamy and many more (October 2-31).
24 Hassan Assem Street, off Brazil, Zamalek, tel. 0100 1115433
14 Alahrar St, off Albatal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz, Mohandesin, Tel 02 33658028/ 01122116007
The collective exhibition “Everlasting Talents” presents the works of 100 artists among the pioneers of the Egyptian artistic movement
(from September 4 to mid-October).
23 B Ismail Mohamed Street, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6239/0100 2155702
“Profile”exhibition of sculptures by Ali Nouri
(October 10-November 3).
The French Institute of Oriental Archeology
37 Rue Sheikh Ali Youssef, Mounira, Tel 02 2797 1600
French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
The international exhibition “Writing and Storytelling” is held on the occasion of the celebration of the 200eanniversary of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs by Jean-Francois Champollionby the French Institute of Egypt, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and the French Institute of Oriental Archeology (IFAO) presenting the magnificent discoveries of the French archaeologist in ancient Egypt.
This visual art exhibition is presented at both IFE and IFAO in downtown Cairo and is open to the public free of charge. It features artists from Egypt such as Khodeir El-Borsaedi, Haytham Nawwar, Mariam Abu Taleb, Heba Helmi from Europe: Malone Dietrich (Hungary), Fabio Coruzzi (Italy), Roger Dewint (Belgium), Danko Berkiche (Serbia), Isabelle Moutetand busty jeans known as Plantu (France), as well as Nobuho Nagasawa (Japan), Adenauer Santos Spindola (Brazil), Luis Alberto Hernandez (Venezuela) and Bessie Smith Moulton (United States) (October 10-November 14).
Gezira Arts Center
1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi Street, Zamalek, tel. 02 2737 3298
Retrospective exhibition of the late artist mohamed eltahan (1946-2021) (October 5-19).
5 El-Bustan Street, Downtown, Tel 02 2575 9877/ 219/ 01288711134
The “Sisyphus” exhibition is held on the occasion of the awarding of the Goethe medal to a visual artist Mohammad Abla. Sisyphus is a sculpture by Abla inspired by ancient Greek mythology. It was created for a public traffic area in the town of Walsrode in northern Germany, where it still stands today. The artist considers this sculpture as a symbol of his life and personality in many ways (22 September – October 28).
Italian-Egyptian Restoration and Antiquities Center (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 Dervish Mevlevi “Samaa Khana, Restorations and Restorers” permanent exhibition of the activities of work/training sites for the restoration and recovery of monuments. Visitors are welcomed during the opening hours determined by the Ministry of Antiquities.
Ismailia building entrances
“Endangered Species” the tenth D-CAF festival presents an augmented reality exhibition by Sara Kopel from Denmark. Visitors to the exhibition should download the free ARTIVIVE app to their smartphone via this link, making sure to activate its connection to the phone’s camera. When the application is open, you must hold the phone in front of the work to bring it to life (October 9-30, 00:00-23:59).
1 Al-Sherifein Street, 3rd St just off Kasr Al-Nile St, Downtown, Tel 0100 667 4823
“Secret Gardens” photographic exhibition by Ulla Gerdes
(October 15-November 10).
“MEDRX: Selected Viorama Artwork”, is a virtual reality (VR) laboratory exhibition, organized by the tenth D-CAF festival, aimed at artists to explore through activity talks the potential of audiovisual VR tools in relation to their artistic practices, reflect on VR concepts and new storytelling formats, and prototype and implement projects based on VR to be presented in an immersive exhibition (October 9-17, 5 p.m.-10 p.m., weekends: 2 p.m.-10 p.m.).
The “Words to Text: Democratizing Art with AI” exhibition of artificial intelligence paintings (Egypt) aims to demonstrate a small sample of this power to an unfamiliar audience and explain it in an accessible way. Created by Egyptian artist Omar Kamel, this innovative interactive screen shows the basics of how this technology allows anyone to ask an AI system to draw something using only text, and how the machine understands that request and processes it to produce artwork. amazing art; which would have seemed inconceivable a few years ago (closed on October 17, 5-10 p.m., weekends: 2-10 p.m.).
Villa 20 Nazih Khalifa, El Korba, Heliopolis, all week including Friday 12pm-8pm
A group exhibition of gold and diamond paintings and jewelry inspired by the artist’s zodiac paintings Maye Hesmat (closed October 16).
30 Hassan Assem near Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
Latest collection of paintings by Georges Bahgori
“White Turbans” exhibition of paintings by Mahmoud Maraay
Villa No. 39 Al Narges 35e settlement, 90’s St, opposite Lake View Compound, New Cairo, Tel 0122 0000035
Exhibition “Extended Visions” of paintings by 24 female artists from the Faculty of Fine Arts including among others Safia El Kabani, Fayrouz Samir, Maria Moheb, Mona Refaat (October 8-29).
Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC)
AUC Tahrir Campus, Downtown, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo, Tel. 012 88721446
“SamBoozies: An Aesthetics of “Junk” is an exhibition and a discussion.
Longtime AUC Professor and Famous Author Samia Mehrez started his SamBoozies project with a simple idea: as a way to recycle old, empty bottles; but they soon evolved into more complex beings that for years used all sorts of hoarded “trash,” from textiles and plastics to yarn, buttons, and lace, among other things. They have become creatures that embody personal, national and global stories and imaginaries. Their history is intertwined with the history of the AUC Tahrir campus and Mehrez’s personal history within it. An artist talk will take place on Tuesday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at the TCC’s Falaki Theater
(October 10 – November 15).
20 Hassan Sabry Street, (entrance from Ibn Zinki Street), Zamalek, tel. 0100 2792223
The show “Different Melodies II” aims to support and encourage young artists. The diverse selection of artwork ranges from landscapes, realistic paintings to sculptures and digital art, with each artist representing their own unique style, influences and aesthetic. Participating artists: Alaa Abdel Rahman, Aya Kahil, Bassam Nafadi, Mariam Suleiman, Sandra Ashraf and many more (October 2-22).
Rooftop house Victoria
“Flash Studio” photographic exhibition of Mostafa Abdel Aty.
This is the premise of Abdel-Aty’s new installation, Flash Studio, which premiered as part of this year’s edition of D-CAF.
Flash Studio is a studio specializing in animal photography and was born from Abdel-Aty’s belief that pets are an integral part of the family and deserve to have their lives immortalized. The exhibit will feature images of anthropomorphic animals. Visitors can also bring their own pets to have their picture taken and meet the titular dog behind the exhibit (October 9-30, 5-10 p.m., weekends:
Yassine Art Gallery
159, 26e July St, behind Diwan Bookstore, Zamalek
Exhibition of sculptures by the artist isaac daniel (October 11-25).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
A permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin to Nelson Island.
*A version of this article appeared in the October 13, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.