List of past events in the Maq'ad of Sultan Qaitbey cultural hub


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Monumental Sculpture by Omar Toussoun

The sculptor Omar Toussoun created a monumental stone sculpture Keyhole that was mounted in the small square between the mosque/madrassa of Sultan Qaitbey and the oratory of al-Gulshani. It uses mediaeval Islamic forms borrowed directly from the architecture of the neighbourhood.

Oud Concert by Mahmud al-Sawi al-Sayyid

As all public gatherings have been suspended in Egypt following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the oud concert by the virtuoso Mahmud al-Sawi al-Sayyid was streamed live from an empty hall. It can be viewed on MASQ Facebook page.

Daughters of the Nile Sculpture Exhibition

To mark the International Women’s day in 2020, ARCHiNOS and our sister organisation the Sultan Foundation invited sculptors to exhibit their works reflecting on womanhood. The resulting exhibition in the oratory of al-Gulshani is now presented on-line until the current pandemic ceases.

Nordic Nights

For two consecutive days , artists from Nordic countries presented their work at Sultan Qaitbey’s maq‘ad. There was a concert by the Swedish musical group Jidder, an exhibition by the Swedish artist Fabian Edelstam and a performance by an Icelandic troupe Marble Crowd.

Screening of documentary films:
MegaCities-ShortDocs award winners

Two long-time collaborators of ARCHiNOS won a prestigious international prize with their short film ‘Cold Dissent’. They presented it at MASQ along other films from the MegaCities-ShortDocs festival that strives to highlight citizens’ initiatives for better life in megacities.

Silent Rhythms Meet Shapes of Sound art exhibition

Eleven Egyptian artists responded to the call for contributions to the exhibition accompanying the Music Days at Sultan’s Place event. They displayed in the Maq’ad of Sultan Qaitbey works in different techniques and materials that in visual forms reflect musical sounds