El Montaza El Geded St, in front of Abdeen Palace, Abdeen Sq, Downtown
“Austria and the Arab World: A Journey of a Thousand Years”, did you know that the Austro-Hungarian Empire was a centre of tarboush production in the 19th century, and that 80% of all the tarboushes worn in Egypt back then were imported from Austria? Or, that Austria’s first giraffe ever was a present by Mohamed Ali Pasha in 1828? The exhibition will take you on an intriguing journey through the past centuries, revealing the tight relations between Austria and Egypt. Daily from 9am till midnight, entrance fee is 5LE
(29 November-12 December).
Amir Taz Palace
27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Tel 02 2514 2581
“Childhood and Art” exhibition marks the International Child Day featuring 50 paintings by 21 artists (closing 5 December).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
The Cairo International Film Festival’s exhibition (closing 4 December).
Sculpture exhibition by Ibrahim Ahmed (6-12 December).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Oil paintings by Tarek Mohsen Gaber (6-12 December).
Effat Nagui and Saad Al-Khadem Museum
23 Al-Karim St, off Selim Al-Awal St, Al-Zatoun, Tel 02 2258 3703
“A Needle and a Thread”, a group exhibition by students of the Supreme Institute of Applied Arts (25 November-9 December).
Italian/Egyptian Centre for Restoration and Antiquities (CIERA)
31 Al Suyuffeya St, Al Helmeya, Cairo, visitors are welcomed by appointments so contact the manager Mr. Salah Ramadan 0100 8716067
Architectural complex of the Mevlevi Dervish “Samaa Khana, Restorations and Restorers” permanent exhibition of the activities of the working/formation sites for the restoration and recovery of the monuments. Visitors are welcomed during the opening hours determined by the Ministry of Antiquities.
18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 3349/01000 694940
“Egyptian Tales”, a duet exhibition by Omar Alfayoumi and Fathi Afiffi (closing 2 December).
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“The Cluster Genesis”, artworks by Amr Ali (1- 30 December).
Museum of Modern Egyptian Art
Cairo Opera House Grounds, Gezira, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6667/65
Al-Bab Selim Hall
“The Drain of Kuft, From Childhood Stories”, exhibition of paintings by Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Mohsen (30 November-11 December).
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC)
El-Fustat Road, Ein El-Sira, Cairo, opening hours Saturdays to Thursdays 9am-5pm, Fridays 9am-5pm & 6-9pm, Tel 02 2741 2273
“Eternal Egypt” exhibition by Farid Fadel showcases 60 paintings and drawings inspired by ancient Egypt (8 December-31 January 2022).
Villa 20 Nazih Khalifa, El Korba, Heliopolis, all week including Fridays 12-8pm
“From Letters to Stories” Antonella’s solo exhibition
(closing 4 December).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
A solo exhibition of paintings by Ihab Shaker (3-18 December).
“Dreamers”, paintings by Dina Targam (3-18 December).
Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, New Cairo, Tel 0122 0000035
“Egyptian Soul”, paintings by Ahmed Chiha (closing 16 December).
Ramatan Cultural Centre
11 Taha Hussein St, Madkour, Al-Haram, Tel 02 3392 7214
“Colours of the Dew”, paintings by Nada Kamal (closing 6 December).
6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291
“Maqam”, an exciting exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Luxor-based artist Ahmed Saber. It’s about one of the most significant celebrations held in Upper Egypt which is moulid (the birthday) of Abou El Haggag El-Oksory as Luxor’s people and the peoples of the neighboring towns congregate on a fixed date and place to witness and participate in this spiritual celebration (closing 8 December).
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC Tahrir Square
“Van Leo’s Legacy” is celebrating Egypt’s premiere 20th-century studio photographer Van-Leo’s 100th birthday, with a season-long extended exhibition displaying a rare selection from AUC’s Rare Books and Special Collections Library. The exhibit exclusively features more than 150 photographs that include some of his iconic portraits that are showcased for the first time as well as some of his personal studio furniture, including his art déco desk and the plateau on which he displayed his portraits for four decades, in an attempt to recreate his studio. Open daily from 10am to 9pm
(20 November- 20 February 2022).
Sheikh Zayed, Inside Mall of Arabia, open every day, Gate 17, first floor opposing Ikea floor, Saturdays-Wednesdays 10am to 10pm, weekends: 10am to 11pm
“Capture” group show starts a dialogue between the viewer, the artwork and the space surrounding it. When the right artwork is hung in a space, it shifts the energy and it becomes the focal point of that space. It can contrast or match with its surroundings, evoking emotions and provoking the mind (18 November- 31 December).
KM 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza, Tel 01000773860
The 7th exceptional edition of Cairo Art Fair (CAF) is hosted by TAM gallery. With more than 150 artists participating this year, the gallery walls will be adorned with over 1500 new and stunning contemporary artworks; catering to everyone’s tastes with an incredible range of prices, styles, techniques and concepts. Both prominent and emerging artists will be showcasing their work in a synergized setting; breaking the boundaries of format, participation, duration and presentation, and presenting an honest reflection of today’s Egyptian art scene. The artworks will periodically change throughout the duration of the show
(3 December -31 January).
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“Licorice” exhibition of paintings by Dina Abdel-Nabi
(21 November-11 December).
“ABI Park” exhibition of paintings by Omar Gabr
(21 November-11 December).
F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
“Sun”, mixed media on canvas by Shaaban Al-Hosseiny
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 Centre, BA Main Building
“Ancient Greek Science and Technology”, exhibition is hosted by the Planetarium Science Centre of the Cultural Communication Sector at the BA. This touring exhibition is held in cooperation with the Hellenistic Studies Centre in the Academic Research Sector, the Science Centre, and the Museum Technology in Thessaloniki (NOESIS), and sponsored by the General Secretariat of 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 self-employment. It aims to present the fields of science and important arts, technological achievements in the ancient Greek world, the influence of those achievements, their contributions, and their fundamental role in the development of Western civilization. Open daily to the public from 10am-3pm; except on Fridays, Saturdays and official holidays (31 October 2021- 31 January 2022).
101 Al-Horreya road, Bab Sharq, Alexandria, Tel 03 3920214
“The Andalusians in Cairo”, a photography exhibition held in cooperation between the Cervantes Institute and the Camera Club of the Alexandria Atelier Cultural Association. The exhibition is as a result of a workshop organised by the Spanish researcher specialised in the history of Andalusians in Cairo, Pedro Ignacio Del Castillo, director of the Camera Club, and photographer Mohamed Fawzy Ali, about the Andalusians who lived in Egypt. They are Sidi Abdullah bin Abi Jamra, Sidi Mohamed bin Sayed Al-Nas, Al-Sadat Al-Malikiyah Mosque, Sidi Hassan Al-Tastari Mosque, Khadra Al-Sharifa Mosque, Sidi Mohamed Al-Shatibi Mosque, and Moussa bin Maimon mausoleum
(14 November-16 December).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 2 December, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.