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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): 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): 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. Those Who Shaped the Future In Memory of Anwar Kamel Hisham Geshta Translated by Dina Hussein W...
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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): 132–143.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Edwar al-Kharrat; Ila Al Amam Only a few traces of Egyptian Francophone writers exist among the pages of old, outdated books and anthologies. Even though Albert Cossery, Ahmed Rassim, Georges Henein, Joyce Mansour, and Edmond Jabès were stranded in the land and language of diaspora, they stayed...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 246–247.
Published: 01 November 2021
... The Egyptian Surrealists (1938 65) Selected Timeline of Important Events 1900 1908 (May) The Cairo School of Fine Arts opens in Cairo. 1910 1913 Ramses Younan is born in Minya, Egypt. 1914 (January 20) Georges Henein is born in Cairo. 1919 Popular Revolution against British Protectorate led...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 40–53.
Published: 01 November 2021
... named Georges Henein gathered for continuing discussion. There, Henein vociferously attacked the Futurist movement, accusing it of imperialism and nationalism and exalting surrealism as its antidote.3 Morpurgo explained: The debate became a bit confused. Everyone wanted to take 40 Nka Journal...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 8–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
... in the first major exhibition to examine this pivotal movement. Primary among them was the Art and Liberty group (Jama at al-Fann Wa al-Hurriyyah), under the leadership of intellectuals, artists, and writers such as Georges Henein, Ramses Younan, Fouad Kamel, Anwar Kamel, Edmond Jabès, and Kamel Telmisany...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 210–226.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... Group founders Georges Henein (1914 73), Kamel Telmisany (1915 72), Ramses Younan (1913 66), and Fouad Kamel (1919 73) called for social, cultural, and artistic freedom. They also emphasized the need for raising awareness about the works of young artists, as well as the avant-garde aesthetic value...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 144–162.
Published: 01 November 2021
... contextual details for those shows and for the practice of photography around the time the group was active. The precocious and daring Georges Henein (1914 73) is credited with authoring the group s founding document, Long Live Degenerate Art! (Tahya Alfann Almunhat), dated December 22, 1938.6 In the early...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 54–62.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., Art and Liberty s defence of artistic freedom, challenge of the fine/folk arts binary, and emphasis on local art should be understood contextually as elements in a wider debate on authenticity and originality. On January 19, 1939, Georges Henein formed the Art and Liberty group with Ramses Younan...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 24–39.
Published: 01 November 2021
... that it was divested of prejudicial interests and personified to act in the interests of the whole (here, again, we have an association with Nietzsche in Turin). A passage taken from a magical papyrus, used as an epigraph by Georges Henein in one of his essays, clarifies the point as Thoth introduces himself: I am...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 228–245.
Published: 01 November 2021
... 49 November 2021 with whom he exhibited as a young man on an in­vi­ tation from its founding member, Georges Henein, before joining the Contemporary Art Group, another avant-garde group he helped found in 1946 under the leadership of the late Hussein Yousef Amin, a charismatic art teacher...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 8–29.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... The Society of Art and Free - However, if the formal style of Sirry’s early dom—an interdisciplinary group founded in 1939 1950s paintings points to diverse sources, her sub - and led by the writer Georges Henein and the artist ject matter is specific and in depicting the woman Ramsis...