American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
The Photographic Gallery
“Keep it in the Family” photo exhibition is showcasing photos by students from the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. The photography exhibition comprises visual stories that look at family life from different perspectives. The project work has been made as part of the Photography Foundations course, where students are invited to work on a family-themed project. These visual stories reveal how photography can be a means of creating new images of family and a family of images that sheds light on this universal subject to rethink our place within the family condition. These young photographers have used imaginative and intimate photographic perspectives to provide insight into current photographic practice (14 September - 5 October).
Amir Taz Palace
27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Tel 02 2514 2581
A group exhibition of paintings produced by the fourteenth Luxor International Painting Forum, which is organized by the Cultural Development Fund Sector, in cooperation with Luxor governorate. The exhibition showcases 46 paintings produced in the forum’s last session, which was concluded on 19 December 2021. Participating artists among many others are: Milka Vojevic (Serbia), Vasilis Galanis (Greece), Miguel Pomer (Colombia), Sobeih Kalash (Iraq), Awad Abu Salah (Sudan), Kamal Abu Halawa (Jordan), together with Ahmed Sonbol, Hossam Saqr, Doaa Hatem, Rania Fouad, Fares Ahmed, Karim Helmy, Maher Gerguis, Mohamed Banawi, and Mohamed Orabi from Egypt (closing 30 September).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Oil paintings exhibition by Abdel-Latif Klob (22-27 September).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Acrylic paintings by Rufaida Al-Shaibani from Yemen
Palace of Arts
The 43rd General Exhibition under the title “Egypt’s Contemporary Identity” will feature 332 artists, with 452 works of art, representing all fields and artistic trends (5-29 September).
24 Hassan Assem St, off Brazil, Zamalek, Tel 0100 1115433
14 Alahrar St, off Albatal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz, Mohandesin, Tel 02 33658028/ 01122116007
“Everlasting Talents” group exhibition features artworks by 100 artists from the pioneers of the Egyptian art movement
(4 September until mid-October).
5 El-Bustan Street, Downtown, Tel 02 2575 9877/ 219/ 01288711134
“Sisyphus” exhibition is held on the occasion of the awarding of the Goethe Medal to visual artist Mohamed 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 sees this sculpture as a symbol of his life and personality in many ways. It’s also a very real metaphor for his artistic career - finding new creative ways to convey his ideas every day, no matter how steep the path gets (22 September - 28 October).
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.
Karmat Ibn Hanaa Centre (Ahmed Shawki Museum)
6 Ahmed Shawki St, off Murad St, Corniche Al-Nil, Giza, Tel 02 35707960
“Climate Change: A Call for Awareness on its Effects”, a binational exhibition of illustrations and caricature on the issue of the climate change by artists from Egypt and Mexico (14-24 September).
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“Black is Black” collective show features Hany Rashed, Ramy Dozy, Ali Abdel-Mohsen, Amr Ali, Amr El-Negma, Maria Grazia Tata, Sabah Naim, Hazem El-Mestikawy, and many more. Is it black a colour rather than the absence of colours? This show gathers the work of artists who inquire the universe of emotions that the choice, use and presence of 'black' provokes (18 September - 13 October).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
“Tent” exhibition of paintings by Ayman El-Semary
(11 September-2 October).
Exhibition of paintings by Islam El-Nagdi (11 September-2 October).
13 Brazil St, 1st Floor, Zamalek, Tel 0111294 7336
“Sixty Years of Art” paintings by Galal El-Husseiny
KM 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza, Tel 01000773860
“Bassalet El Moheb Kharouf” is a group show of popular Arabic proverbs commonly used in everyday life. Basalet El Moheb Kharouf, a popular proverb that means an onion shared with a loved one, is as sharing a roast lamb. With participating artists returning in the second edition and new artists joining in, a number of traditional proverbs are reinterpreted through a creative lens in their work; reflecting their personal take on their meanings and their lived experiences with them. (9 September - 5 October).
Yassin art gallery
159, 26th July St, Behind Diwan Bookstore, Zamalek
“Conspicuous” exhibition of paintings by artist Bermalion.
Bermalion’s body of work includes a detailed and thematic preoccupation with human faces and figures in a decidedly disfigured and phantasmagoric arena (20 September - 4 October).
Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
“Wisdom of Shadows ... Innocence of Light”, an exhibition of paintings by Mohamed Shaker (18 September-10 October).
F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
“Companion” exhibition of paintings by Marina Elyahky
(24 September-10 October).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
A permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin in Nelson Island.
BACC East and West Exhibition Halls
The BA is organizing the tenth round of its International Biennale for the Artist’s Book. This year’s round includes 18 artists from Egypt and 14 artists from Canada, in addition to 23 artworks presented by “Arte Dos Graficos” Gallery in Bogota, Colombia – in cooperation with the Embassy of Colombia in Cairo. The exhibition also features 25 artworks from “La Diane Française” publishing house in Nice, France. The house’s owner and director Jean Paul Aureglia has always been keen to participate in this event and present the displayed original artworks as a gift to the BA, to be added to its permanent collection, in recognition of its role in the dissemination of cultural awareness (closing 25 September, daily from 9am to 5pm, except Fridays).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 22 September, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.