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Exhibition gives attention to art of children’s book illustrations

Mashrabia gallery in Downtown Cairo is currently exhibiting Sahar Abdallah’s illustrations from her newly-released children’s book, A Picture and a Book. The gallery features the book’s illustrations in their full glory, accompanied with captions and descriptions. The book may be aimed at children, but the exhibition is for everyone. Abdallah studied at Helwan Univeristy and …

Daily News Egypt

Chilean culture week opens in Cairo

The works were all representative of the artists’ native Chile in one way or another, often reflecting both the nature and people of Chile. In addition to the artworks exhibited in Cairo, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina has also received 13 works in a notable ceremony that will be permanently on display there.

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Shakhabeet exhibition is charm on display

The exhibition itself offers a nostalgic insight into the minds of children with some being endearingly childish and simple and others surprisingly sophisticated. One of the drawings portrayed a grotesque male face that was almost disturbing, but excellent nonetheless, by a 12 year-old budding artist.

Daily News Egypt

Talking chairs exhibition

Every chair has a story to tell, obviously from its own point of view. Just entangled pieces of life, left. Someone has decided to stand up and go away. Life must go on somewhere else.

Rana Muhammad Taha

Vatican archive treasures go on show for first time

By Dario Thuburn / AFP Vatican archives documenting centuries of European history including Galileo Galilei’s trial documents and Martin Luther’s excommunication went on public display for the first time Wednesday. The exhibit also includes a request to annul Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and the ‘Dictatus Papae’ of Pope Gregory VII, an 11th-century script …

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Synecdoche, Islamic art

By Marie-Jeanne Berger It is usually a bad omen to walk into a gallery and find out that the collection on display belongs to the ruler of the country that the gallery is named after. Luckily for the art-going public with access to the new American University in Cairo campus, Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi (member …

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Impressive 1,000 maps leading to nowhere

By Mariam Hamdy The Palace of Arts at the Cairo Opera House has inaugurated its latest exhibition, a colossal one man show titled “Memory Maps” by Ashraf Ibrahim on Monday. The opening was quite the happening, with the minister of Culture Dr. Emad Abou Ghazi in attendance as well as the staff of the Austrian embassy. …

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