Sam Bardaouil_Ramses Younane_Untitled_1939_web

Ramses Younane, Untitled, 1939. Oil on Canvas. 46.5 x 35.5 cm. Courtesy H. E. Sh. Hassan M. A. Al Thani, Doha Collection.

26.07.2017, 19.00 Uhr

The Art and Liberty Group: Towards A New Art-Historical Definition of Surrealism

Sam Bardaouil (Art Reoriented, Munich & New York)

Through consulting a significant body of artworks, most of which are on public view for the first time in the exhibition Art et Liberté: Rupture, War and Surrealism in Egypt (1938 – 1948), along with a diverse corpus of unpublished documents, this presentation demonstrates how the group developed a distinct Surrealist aesthetic that was at once, internationally minded yet locally concerned. It posits the groups’ significant visual and literary contributions beyond the polemics of post-colonial discourse, advocating for a new art-historical understanding of the Surrealist movement that transcends the polarizing dichotomies of Saidian Orientalism.

26.07.2017, 19.00 Uhr