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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 64–81.
Published: 01 November 2021
... impact introducing, interpreting, and dispersing these ideas among writers, artists, and the public in Egypt for more than two decades. He was most active in Cairo during the years surrounding the Second World War, founding in 1938 the Art and Liberty group of writers and artists, who spread their ideas...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 100–118.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Samir Gharib; Chihab El Khachab The author begins by providing a summarized timeline of the beginning and development of surrealism in Egypt, with a focus on the activities of the Art and Liberty group, inspired and established in 1939 by Georges Henein. Nearly 50 years later, in 1986, the author...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 24–39.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Michael Richardson Copyright © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 The Entry of Ancient Egypt into Surrealism Michael Richardson A s surrealism was taking shape during the 1920s, an increasing interest developed among the surrealists in the idea of myth. This arose as part of their questioning...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 144–162.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Maria Golia Over the course of three years researching thousands of old photographs for her 2010 book Photography and Egypt (Reaktion Books), the author came across few examples of what might be termed “surrealist photography” in Egypt and little evidence for the exhibitions organized by Art...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 168–178.
Published: 01 May 2020
... shift happened in the quality and quantity of news we were consuming online in Egypt. A decision to analyze and decode my news- feed helped me better comprehend the reasons why people went down to the street, even though in the eyes of the world the 2011 Egyptian revolution s demands for democracy were...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 120–131.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Hisham Geshta; Dina Hussein Author Hisham Geshta, literary and art critic and editor of Al Kitaba Al Ukhra ( Other Writing ), Cairo, Egypt, reminisces about his meeting and long-term relationship with writer and activist Anwar Kamel and their united efforts to publish established and emerging...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 30–33.
Published: 01 May 1999
... in relation to the picture plane. We are invited to take part in a choreographed performance; a dialogue of spatial tensions, of unpre• Kersti n Zubrigg teaches at the American University in Cairo, Egypt...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 18–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Avinoam Shalem This article discusses a painting of the Great Dam of Aswan made by Abdel Hadi al-Gazzar in 1964 and immediately crowned as the iconic image of Egypt in the heroic age of the Nasser regime. The painting clearly adopts the aesthetic language of surrealism, illustrating a particular...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 82–99.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Bachir El Sibaei; Ila El Amam Georges Henein was an important pioneer of modernism in Egypt, who played a critical role in the cultural and artistic movement of the country, despite critics who tried to distance him from contemporary Egyptian thought under the guise that he was a Francophone writer...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 8–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Salah M. Hassan The 2015 Egyptian Surrealists in Global Perspective conference, and the companion 2016 exhibition When Art Becomes Liberty: The Egyptian Surrealists ( 1938–1965 ), both held in Cairo, Egypt, explored the history and evolution of the work of Egyptian surrealists and their remarkable...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 62–75.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Eddie Chambers Photographer Mia Gröndahl takes as her subject the people caught in the struggles and seismic changes taking place in countries and sites of tension, such as Egypt and Palestine. In ways markedly distinct from typical photojournalism, Gröndahl’s images show her to be a particularly...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 22–43.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Salah M. Hassan Born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1930, Ahmed Morsi is a multitalented artist who seamlessly moves between different genres and modes of creative expression. A brilliant painter, an eloquent poet, and a sharp art and literary critic whose career has spanned more than seven decades, his...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 40–53.
Published: 01 November 2021
... maintained a tangential relationship to Parisian surrealism, and like much of modern art in Egypt, it adapted the original French tenets to regional needs. The French intellectual André Breton initiated surrealism in 1924 as a movement of art and ideas with a manifesto and sustained the movement through WWII...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 86–91.
Published: 01 May 2000
... and abroad, in addition to a few foreign artists who reside in Egypt. 00: Would you introduce some of the artists thatyou represent? KF: Before I do this, I'd like to say that artists in Cairo are isolated from one another. There is a lack of solidarity between them, there are no artists...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 76–87.
Published: 01 May 2015
... was A thirty-two years old, a father of two, a teach- er in the Department of Drawing and Painting at the College of Art Education in Cairo, Egypt, and a doctoral student...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 8–29.
Published: 01 November 2009
... T to two different generations and who in their history of Egypt to the present. Although most crit - work have demonstrated the significance of the ics see her use of color...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 62–65.
Published: 01 May 2001
... Amina Mansour, Cotton Floral Bouquet #1 (detail), 1998. 62 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art lexandria based artist, Amina Mansour, is a member In her recent work, Mansour has A of the new generation of artists working within Egypt and within...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 210–226.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of such works, as a means of understanding the present and connecting Egyptian youths to literary and artistic trends in the world. Unlike Henein, who was raised partially in Europe, and Younan, who grew up in Upper Egypt, Telmisany spent his childhood years in a small village north of Cairo, in the family...
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 34–39.
Published: 01 May 2003
... of Egyptian contemporary art both nationally and inter• main platform for showcasing Egypt's role as an international nationally. Artists and cultural brokers are actively participating exhibition site. Furthermore, the Biennale has served as an in localizing narratives regarding...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 228–245.
Published: 01 November 2021
... about my father. His name is Kamal Youssef and he was a member of Art et Liberté and the Groupe de L Art Contemporain in Egypt. He is 91 and still active, living on a farm in Pennsylvania. I am a sculptor and have a piece in an exhibit at the Chautauqua Institution s Annual contemporary show. The juror...