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Islam Ibada's show of sculptures at Khan Almaghraby is a must see
Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 16 - 05 - 2019


Arcade
25 Orabi St, off Port Said, Maadi, Tel 010 19222220
“Kenya Aesthetics”, a photography exhibition by photographer Amina Zaher (15-30 May).
The Arts-Mart
Km 28,Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, before Dandy Mall and behind Total Petrol Station, Tel 0100 0773860
The gallery's third round of the annual Summer Affordable Art Show will run all summer, with new art being added periodically and will be exhibiting artworks by 60 of Egypt's most popular contemporary artists such as Salah El Murr, Gamal Meleka, Klay Kassem, Aya El Fallah, Mohamed El-Sharkawy, Mostafa Rahma, Deena Fadel, Ibrahim El- Tanbouli, Ahmed El-Kutt, Mohamed Abou Elwafa, Ahmed Osman, Mohamed Rabie, Omar Senada, Rabab Eissa, Naguib Moein, and Adham Badawi. The gallery's mission is to bring art much closer to people's hearts and homes. If you have not yet discovered the joy of looking at and owning your own personal piece of art, this is the perfect chance and an easy introduction to the Egyptian art scene. (Visiting Hours: opening weekend (Fri 17 & Sat 18) from 12pm – 12am (Noon to midnight), Ramadan weekdays (Sun-Thurs) 10am – 4pm, Ramadan Saturdays: 11am – 4pm (This event is free and open to the public).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Oil paintings by Motia'a Al-Jumeily from Iraq (15-21 May).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
A collective miscellaneous exhibition (15-21 May).
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.
“Egyptian Hands”, a group exhibition of handicrafts from Egypt's different governorates (closing 18 May).
French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
“The Scientific Discovery in Africa: The Nanotechnology in Egypt”, an exhibition on the recent development in the field of scientific research in Egypt specifically the field of Nanotechnology. The opening is followed by a discussion in French with simultaneous interpreting into Arabic (closing 30 June).
Grant
6 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2391 6769
A group exhibition of masterpieces by late artists such as Hassan Rashed, Mohamed Al-Zahed, Said Al-Adawi, Farouk Shehata, and contemporary artists such as Adel Thabet, Taha Abdel-Aal, Hanaa Hashem, and Omar Abdel-Zaher (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).
Khan Almaghraby
18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 3349/01000 694940, working hours during the holy month of Ramadan will be daily from 11.30am to 3pm & from 8pm to 11pm except Friday
“Nubian Sonnets”, a trio exhibition of paintings by Ahmed Selim, Ehab Lotfi and sculptures by Islam Ibada (14 May- 1 June).
Mashrabia
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Tel 02 25750353, Daily except Fridays from 11am to 9pm
“Menawwareen 2”, light installations by artists Afrodite W. Elseesy, Alia Bassioni, Heba Abu El Ella, Jean-Luc Marchina, and Xavier Puigmartí
(4- 30 May).
Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre
2 Saad Zaghloul Street next to Saad Zaghloul Cemetery, Tel 02 2795 6864/02
A calligraphy exhibition (16 May-2 June).
“Contemporary Heritage 2”, group exhibition (3 May- 9 June).
Salama
36 Ahmed Oraby St, Mohandeseen, Tel 02 3346 3242
“Art for All”, the gallery annual group exhibition features art pieces by the likes of Seif Wanly and Adham Wanly, Essmat Dawestashi, Georges Bahgory, Nagwa El-Ashri and Effat Hosni (continues until the end of the season).
UBUNTU
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
Ramadan working hours from 11am to 4pm daily except Fridays.
First Floor
“Towns and Nature”, paintings by Karim Khalife (12 May-1 June). Ground Floor “UBUNTU Revisited 3”, the gallery's Annual Summer Exhibition (12 May-1 August).


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