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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 82–99.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of surrealism produced clear and essential modernist trends that have become characteristic of these arts. Copyright © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 Georges Henein Egyptian surrealism Les Essayistes Un Effort Deraisons d’etre GEORGES HENEIN A Model for Egyptian Surrealism Bachir El Sibaei...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 228–245.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Salah M. Hassan Copyright © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 KAMAL YOUSSEF Egyptian Surrealism s Time Capsule A Tribute Salah M. Hassan T his essay is a tribute to the late Egyptian American artist Kamal Youssef, who lived and worked since the late 1950s in Dayton, a small town in rural...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 40–53.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Alex Dika Seggerman This paper contextualizes the Art and Liberty group within the scope of Egyptian modern art. In doing so, it argues that this movement does not simply translate “central” Parisian surrealism to so-called “peripheral” Cairo. Rather, Art and Liberty represents a pivot...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 144–162.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and Liberty, a group of Egyptian artists and writers who resisted the Nazi and fascist risings before and after World War II. Anchored by Samir Gharib’s Surrealism in Egypt and Plastic Arts ; correspondence between photographer Lee Miller, living in Cairo in the 1940s, and British artist and poet Roland...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 100–118.
Published: 01 November 2021
... in Egypt that includes the international or non-Egyptian relationships and activities of this group of writers and artists. Copyright © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 Art and Liberty group surrealism in Egypt Surrealism in Egypt and Plastic Arts Bachir El Sibaei Hesham Geshta Virtues...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 184–191.
Published: 01 November 2021
... project for revamping Egyptian and Arab identity and reality. Copyright © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 Youssef Chahine Alexandria Again and Forever Egyptian surrealism Arab cinema anticolonialism Surrealist Nuance and Postcolonial Subjectivity Youssef Chahine s Alexandria: Again...
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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 (2021) 2021 (49): 8–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
... surrealists lay squarely in their theoretical underpinning that emphasized non-Western modernism, not as derivative or secondary to the Western modernism, but as a unique experiment in modernity that is worthy of its own investigation. Copyright © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 Egyptian surrealism...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 210–226.
Published: 01 November 2021
... is mostly remembered today as the director of the film The Black Market and the forerunner of the realist trend in Egyptian cinema. Surrealism Versus Realism Surrealism was a starting point in Telmisany s prolific career, a point that lasted for seven years during which he was, alongside Ramses Younan...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 18–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
... zeitgeist in the Egyptian artistic milieu and mirroring the individual and genuine artistic response of al-Gazzar to the utopian, almost mythical status given to surrealism in Egypt in the first half of the last century. This work of art is dealt with here as a reflection of the changing social...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 54–62.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., Hawla al-fann al-Manhut (On Degenerate Art), Al-Risala (1939): 1701n321, as quoted in Don LaCoss, Egyptian Surrealism, 98. 18 Telmisany, quoted in LaCoss, Egyptian Surrealism, 99. 19 Georges Henein, Bilan du Surréalisme, Revue des Conférences françaises en Orient, (Le Caire, Octobre 1937...
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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...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 246–247.
Published: 01 November 2021
... 23) Muhammad Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser lead the Free Officers coup against the monarchy, which results in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. 1953 André Breton publishes On Surrealism in Its Living Works. 1956 (June 23) Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes President of Egypt. Ramses Younan is forced...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 202–208.
Published: 01 November 2021
... as a subversive tool and as a miraculous weapon, as Aimé Césaire would put it.5 One can derive a similar impression from the history of Egyptian surrealism. Publications like Al-Tatawwur (Evolution) and the Art and Liberty group had similar counterparts in the Caribbean. Each was going through the same kinds...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 22–43.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the novel and its carnivalesque essence are dia- logical rather than monological. 4 Hala Halim, Afterlife of Egyptian Surrealism: Edwar al- Kharrat s Texts and the So-Called Alexandrian School (presenta- tion, The Egyptian Surrealists in Global Perspective con ference, American University in Cairo...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 132–143.
Published: 01 November 2021
... was the brutal realism verging into fantasy, surrealism, and black humor. He revealed with utter honesty what I call the hidden ethnic Cairo. He crafted rare characters from the very bottom of 134 Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art 49 November 2021 society who have not been discussed in Egyptian...
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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): 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 (2021) 2021 (49): 24–39.
Published: 01 November 2021
... as much by cosmic as by material forces. As Marc Kober puts it, the Egyptian pantheon is characterised by permanent creation the power of metamorphosis and that of the imagination are two of surrealism s cardinal values. 17 Kober reminds us that in the Dictionnaire abrégé du surréalisme, metamorphosis...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 8–29.
Published: 01 November 2009
... influence of Pharaonic art.” Gharieb, Surrealism , p. 10. 42 Malti-Douglas, Men, Women, and God(s) , p. 27. theoretically (or at best only tactically) sympathetic to the so - sition to the colonialist systematic attempt to destroy any fun - 22 Liliane Karnouk, Contemporary Egyptian Art (Cairo...