Don’t miss the “Think Big” exhibition at Mashrabia Gallery – Exhibitions – Al-Ahram Weekly


Aisha Fahmy Palace
1 Aziz Abaza Street, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211
The Arts Complex
“Egyptian Art in the Twenties of the Last Century”, a collective exhibition of masterpieces by legendary Egyptian artists such as Mahmoud Mokhtar, Mahmoud Said, Ragheb Ayyad, Youssef Kamel, George Sabbagh, Mohamed Hassan, Emmy Nemr , Suzanne Adly, Shaaban Zaki and others. The exhibition includes a selection of their most important works, nearly 90 by twenty artists whose works shaped the characteristics of this important period in the history of Egyptian art.
(June 1 – August 1).

Amir Taz Palace
27 Al-Syoufiya St., near Al-Saliba St., Al-Khalifa District, Tel. 02 2514 2581
A group exhibition of paintings produced by the Fourteenth Luxor International Painting Forum, organized by the Cultural Development Fund Sector, in cooperation with the Governorate of Luxor. The exhibition presents 46 paintings produced during the last session of the forum, which ended on December 19, 2021. Among the participating artists are: Milka Vojevic (Serbia), Vasilis Galanis (Greece), Miguel Pomer (Colombia), Sobeih Kalash (Iraq), Awad Abu Salah (Sudan), Kamal Abu Halawa (Jordan), with Ahmed Sonbol, Hossam Saqr, Doaa Hatem, Rania Fouad, Fares Ahmed, Karim Helmy, Maher Gerguis, Mohamed Banawi and Mohamed Orabi from Egypt (July 17 – August 31).

Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Center, Zamalek
Salah Taher Gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Art workshops for children from 7 to 17 years old. The workshops offer courses in different artistic fields such as drawing, painting, ceramics, calligraphy and photography (July 17 – August 16).
Music Library Gallery (Ziad Bakir)
The 1st International Forum of Plastic Arts of the Nile presents the collective exhibition “The Prints of an Artist”, supervised by the artist Sonia Sobhy
(July 17 – 23).
A motley exhibition by students from the Faculty of Artistic Education (July 26-31).
Palace of Arts
The 7th International Comics Forum (July 20-30).

Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
27 Talaat Harb St, 2nd Floor, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2396 4272
The “Retrieving Absence” exhibition brings together the final articulations of three ongoing artistic projects by artists Nadia Mounier, Hagar Ezz Eldin and Rawya Sadek. Through biographies, household objects and family albums, the artists evoke the women with whom they associate themselves through their biographies, their photographs and the handcrafted furniture of their homes. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of events in collaboration with the artists (closed on July 30, open every day from Saturday to Thursday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.).

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
Mevlevi Dervish Architectural Complex “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 determined by the Ministry of Antiquities.

Mahmoud Mokhtar Cultural Center
5 Tahrir St, next to Cairo Sporting Club, Tel 02 2735 1123
Isis room and Nahdat Misr room
The Second Cairo International Biennale of Children’s Arts
(July 19-August 18).

Mashrabia Contemporary Art Gallery
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, City Center, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“Think Big”, a group exhibition of paintings that aims to answer the questions: do large works of art offer more pleasure, a deeper experience, than small works? Does size really matter in art? When you stand in front of a work of art a little bigger than you, how can you resist its influence and its power over your emotions?
(closed July 30).

30 Hassan Assem near Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
Rooms I & II
The group exhibition “Picasso Acquisitions” celebrates the 24th anniversary of the gallery’s private collection. It exhibits paintings by Engy Aflaton,
Tahiya Halim, Gazbia Sirry, Abdel-Hadi El-Jazzar, Hussein Bikar
Hamed Nada, Omar El-Nagdy, Sayyed Abdel-Rasoul, Kamel Mustafa, Samir Rafeaa, Samir Fouad, Adel Al-Sewey, Abdel Aal Hassan, Salah Taher, Gamil Shafiq and many more (closed July 31).

East Picasso
Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th Colony, 90’s St, opposite Lake View Compound, New Cairo, Tel 0122 0000035
The new summer collection features works by around 20 artists such as Hady El-Boraey, Ibrahim Ghazala, Eman Osama
(July 3-August 10).

Hotel President
22 Taha Hussein St., Zamalek
A unique show by Marwa Saad and pop artist Ahmed Lesi, two young artists based in Cairo. The exhibition includes a selection of colorful paintings from their most recent solo exhibitions
(every day from June 20 to September 20).

20 Hassan Sabry Street, (entrance from Ibn Zinki Street), Zamalek, tel. 0100 2792223
The exhibition “UBUNTU Revisited” in its sixth edition presents an eclectic selection of works of art by different artists with whom the gallery has collaborated over the years. With works by: Ahmed El-Badawi, Amgad El-Tohamy, Aya Mostafa, Dina Abdel-Nabi, Doaa Fakher, Hakeem Abu Kila, Khaled Zaki, Muataz Elemam, Nevine Farghaly, Omar Gabr, Sayeda Khalil, Sarah El-Samman, Tarek El-Sheikh and many others (July 5 – August 6).

F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, October 6, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
“The Summer Group Exhibition” features works by Mohamed Sabry, Ibrahim El-Tanbouly, Shaaban El-Hosseiny, Emad Ibrahim, Sameh Ismail, Hany El-Sayed and many more
(May 23-September 15).


Alexandrina Library
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Archaeological Museum
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 July 21, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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