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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 164–182.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Boyadjian Egyptian surrealism Egyptian photography self-portraiture The Reluctant Surrealist Ola Seif W hen the Art and Liberty group launched its activities, the young Levon Boyadjian (later to become the famous Van-Leo) and his elder brother, Angelo, were jointly debuting their careers...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 144–162.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Penrose; and Donald LaCoss’s work and correspondence with Roland Penrose’s son, Anthony, this article elaborates and adjusts some of the perceptions of the Art and Liberty group that appeared in Photography and Egypt . The group would eventually feel the wrath of the Anglo-Egyptian authorities...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 8–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
... been central to the work of the abovementioned Egyptian surrealist groups, the exhibition also explored the role of photography as it impacted the surrealists artistic practices of the time. Photography, as Wendy Grossman argues, played a central role in surrealist practices since the movement s...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 120–131.
Published: 01 November 2021
... the writings of Georges Henein, Ramses Younan, Kamel Telmisany, and era poets, illuminating the ideology and creative output of Egyptian surrealist artists and thought leaders across more than five decades. Copyright © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 Al Kitaba Al Ukhra Al Tatawwur Anwar Kamel...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 2001
...: SUSAN HEFUNA'S ART Susan Hefuna asserts the principle of cultural difference with utmost vigor. As the child of Egyptian-German parents she grew up simultaneously in two distinct cultures, also experiencing their dis• parity as a factor of contrasting religious views. From her own biog...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 4–7.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of the exhibition was expanded from the Cairo presentation to include a new section on Photography and Egyptian Surrealism. In addition, two major retrospectives, Kamal Youssef: Egyptian Surrealism s Time Capsule (2016) and Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic Imagination (2017) were organized by the Sharjah Art Foundation...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 8–9.
Published: 01 May 2007
... and twenty-first centuries: the Manthia Diawara's African Cinema: Politics and Culture transition from pictorialism to idea-based image mak• and Black American Cinema, and Viola Shafik's Popular ing. With the dissolution of boundaries between the Egyptian Cinema; Gender, Class and Nation and Arab...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., although willing to pose for abstract Noire expedition, in which Mangbetou women paintings, self-consciously leaps out of the frame were lined up Egyptian-style to give the impres• to cover herself from the camera's exacting focus. sion that its white expeditioners had discovered a Tellingly...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 62–65.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., botanical shapes from a material rife Mansour has painstakingly fabricated a series of botanical shapes from a material rife with poetic and historic associa• with poetic and historic associations. tions. It is this material, cotton, "pure Egyptian cotton," which becomes the metaphor...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 210–226.
Published: 01 November 2021
... by Leon Trotsky and André Breton, with the help of Diego Rivera. In the manner of the manifesto, the Egyptian group defended artistic liberty at a time when fascism and Nazism were rife in Europe and promoted an anti-authoritarian and anti-imperial agenda that was informed by Marxist and Freudian theories...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 62–75.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of a people: “Revolution.” Mohamed Mahmoud Street, Cairo Chambers Nka • 63 Tahrir Square, the heart of the Egyptian revolution. In the crowd one can recognize the following historic figures: Anwar...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 86–91.
Published: 01 May 2000
... represents several important Egyptian Artists who live and work in Cairo 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...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 60–79.
Published: 01 May 2008
...," wrote Fanon, "nor an abstract and an international consciousness that emerges populism that believes it can discover the people's from the life and work of the Egyptian architect true nature." On the contrary, Fanon emphasizes Hassan Fathy. As Nasser Rabbat points out, Fathy's the futility...
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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 (2017) 2017 (40): 56–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
...- then. For example, Ancient Egyptian pharaohs wore ited a sense of legitimacy and authority through the false goatees as a symbol of authority, even when careful presentation of his physical body. However, the ruler was a woman. Purple togas with gold unlike the rulers in the Hawaii photographs, Haile...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 62–65.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Khaled Hafez Copyright © 1999 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1999 Artists, No-Curators, And Other Intellectual Jargon: The International Cairo Biennale Khaled Hafez ike Egyptian soap-operas...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 47–53.
Published: 01 November 2001
... Mitchell's use of enframement in Colonising Egypt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988). He describes the reorganization of Egyptian villages...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 22–43.
Published: 01 November 2020
... critic whose career has spanned more than seven decades. Enriched by the experience of living in three continents, Morsi s oeuvre is the em- bodiment of polyphony, in which, as the prominent Egyptian art critic Samir Gharib states, poetry be- comes painting, and painting becomes poetry. 1 A unifying...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 34–46.
Published: 01 May 2007
... efforts. A long appren• father was African? Did Maudelle, at the begin• ticeship and training in the native dances of ning of her career, construct a fictional biography the Egyptians, the Balinese, the Moroccans, to appear more "authentic" or exotic? The article...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 64–81.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Mona Khazindar; Unity Woodman Georges Henein (1914–73) was a Francophone Egyptian writer who introduced surrealism to the artistic and intellectual milieu of Cairo as early as 1937. The author traces Henein’s engagement with the tenets of surrealism articulated by André Breton in France and his...