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Above the World Surface
Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 25 - 10 - 2018

The Arts-Mart
Km 28,Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, before Dandy Mall and behind Total Petrol Station, Cairo, Egypt, Tel 0100 0773860
The gallery will be displaying over 1500 art pieces by 120 of Egypt's most loved contemporary and best-selling artists such as Abdel-Fattah El-Badry, Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Mohsen, Ahmed Askalany, Dina Fadel, Esraa Zeidan, Ibrahim El-Tanbouli, Nada Baraka, Omar Al-Fayoumi, Samir Fouad (run all summer with new art being added periodically).

Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Oil paintings exhibition organised by the Ecuador Embassy (closing 29 October).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Oil paintings by Nagwan Hassan (closing 29 October).
Palace of Arts
The 4th Cairo International Arab Calligraphy Biennale honours the name of leading calligrapher Sayed Al-Arabi with the participation of 27 Arab and foreign countries, 48 foreign and 56 Egyptian calligraphers (closing 3 November).

Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
27 Talaat Harb St, 2nd Floor, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2396 4272
“Submerged – on Rivers and their Interrupted Flow”, exhibition showcases works by Ala Younis and Alia Mossallam, Carolina Caycedo, Hashem El-Nahas, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Marianne Fahmy. “Submerged – on Rivers and their Interrupted Flow” is a full programme extends over more than two months offers screenings, talks and a workshop (9 October -15 December).

3A, Degla St, Mohandessein, Giza, Tel 01111 665868
“A New Day”, paintings by Margo Veillon (1907-2003) (closing 25 October).

Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre
1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103
A permanent exhibition of the centre's ceramic, brass, jewellery and khayameya products.

6 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2391 6769
A group exhibition of masterpieces by late and contemporary artists
(continues through the end of the season).

Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Imam Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St with Al-Azhar, Tel 02 2514 7475
Permanent exhibition of the handicraft centre's products, including pottery, brass artworks and jewellery.

Italian Cultural Institute
3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
“FarneCairo”, permanent exhibition of contemporary art at the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo. Works of art by Stefania Fabrizi, Giovanni Casellato, Giulio Turcato, Paolo Peroni, Clodoveo Masciarelli, Ragheb Agad, Abdel-Hafiz Farghali and others (open during office hours).

Karim Francis Contemporary Art Gallery
1 Al-Sherifein St, 3rd St right off Kasr Al-Nile St, Downtown, Tel 0100 667 4823
Sculptures by Esmat Dawestashy and Mahmoud Mousa (21 October-22 November).

Khan Almaghraby
18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 3349/01000 694940
“Sintes (1881-1945)”, a cartoon exhibition celebrates pioneer Spanish cartoonist Sintes with the participation of living and dead influential Egyptian cartoonists including Sharokhan, Rakha, Zohdi Al-Adawi, Abdel-Samea, Salah Jahin, George El-Bahgoury, Hegazy, Mohieddin Allabad, Salah Al-lithy, Mustafa Hussein, Bahgat Osman, Toughan, Walid Taher, Ehab Shaker, Mohamed Hakem, Amr Selim, Doaa Eladel (closing 1 November).

Al Mashrabia
80 Mohieddin Abul Ezz St, infront of the Shooting Club Gate 3, Dokki, Tel 02 3335 7507
“Continuum”, a group exhibition by the likes of Alaa Abdel-Hamid, Mohamed Sabry, Amani Moussa, Mohamed Al-Damrawy, Ahmed Shaaban (3-17 November).

8 Champollion St, Downtown. Tel 02 25784494/Mob. 0100 1704554
“The Dancing Canvases”, paintings by renowned Alexandrian-born and London-based illustrator, paint maker, and graffiti artist Nazir Tanbouli
(21 October-22 November).
Mashrabia Annex, 15 Mahmoud Bassiony St, Downtown
“Alexandrian Dream”, a group exhibition featuring the works of Alexandrian-based artists focusing on sculptures such as Ahmed Senbel, Hany El- Sayed, Mohamed Aboul-Magd, Naguib Mou'een, Omar Tousson, Said Badr, Sarkis Tounsonian (21 October-22 November).

4A Ibn Zankai St, from Hassan Sabri, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 0604
“Internet Lies”, solo exhibition by Wiktor Dyndo (28 October- 15 November).

Picasso East
Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, Tel 0122 0000035
“Ahl Cairo (Cairo's People)”, exhibition of paintings by Amr Fahmy and “Visions” another show of paintings by Nora Al-Saady (20 October -10 November).
A new collection of artworks by more than 10 remarkable artists: Georges Bahgory, Gerges Lotfy, Hassan Abdel-Fattah, Sayed Saadeddin, Mostafa Rahma, Mahmoud Hamed, Mounir Eskandar, Mahmoud Mareay, Ahmed Shiha, Fayza Mahmoud, Ayman Lotfy, Ahmed Farid, Kareem Abdel-Malak (continues through the end of the season).

6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291
“Carnival”, an exhibition of paintings by French-Egyptian artist Katherine Bakhoum (30 October-20 November).

36 Ahmed Oraby St, Mohandeseen, Tel 02 3346 3242
“Art for All”, the gallery's annual summer group exhibition features a galaxy of artists such as Georges Bahgory, Ihab Lotfy, Djehan Raouf, Salah Taher, Seif and Adham Wanli (continues through the end of the season).

SOMA art
14 Maraashli St, Zamalek, 2nd floor, apartment 4, Zamalek, Tel 0122 2429292
“Nothing”, paintings by Hani Mahfouz (25 October-17 November).

10 Nabarawy St, off Champollion St, Downtown. Tel 02 2576 8086
First Floor gallery
“Building Number Twelve Al Kamel Mohammed”, paintings by Imane Ibrahim.
Ibrahim's paintings, with their vibrant colour schemes and uncanny depictions, are a polite retaliation to the impulses of theorization and categorization dominating the contemporary art discourse (14 October-30 November).

20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
Ground Floor
Paintings by Hassaan Ali (15-27 October).
First Floor
Paintings by Hanafy Mahmoud (15-27 October).

Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
Venue I
“A Hundred and One Plates”, ceramic plates by Zeinab Salem (8-29 October).
Venue II
“Retraced...”, paintings by Mai Refky (8-29 October).


Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
BA Archeological Museum
Permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin in Nelson Island.

French Cultural Institute
30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952
“Above the World Surface” photo exhibition highlights the global event of the 2018 World Cup in Russia from the opening match to the final of the tournament on 15 July through a selected group of the best images. The French Institute of Egypt in Alexandria presents the exhibition organised by Agence France-Presse. Egyptian visitors will be able to recall the important moments of the tournament: from the Pharaohs qualify for the championship for the first time in 28 years, and the culmination of the French team passing through the frequent fall of Neymar in the stadium or the civilized behaviour of the fans of Japan. Video clips of the tournament will also be shown (30 September-4 November).

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