ART ET LIBERTÉ – SYMPOSIUM

Arabic exhibition catalogue cover, Art et Liberté: Rupture, War, and Surrealism in Egypt (1938 – 1948)

 

ART ET LIBERTÉ – SYMPOSIUM
in connection with the international traveling exhibition
Art et Liberté: Rupture, War, and Surrealism in Egypt (1938 – 1948)

Friday, April 13, 2018 from 14:00 to 19:30 
Townhouse Rawabet, 3 Hussein Memar Pasha Street, Downtown Cairo, +2025768086
Free admission, with simultaneous English/Arabic translation

 

PROGRAM
Convened by
Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath

14:00
Registration

14:45
Welcome Note
William Wells, Townhouse Gallery executive director

15:00
Keynote Lecture: Art et Liberté and the Reworking of Surrealism in Egypt
Sam Bardaouil, curator and co-founder of Art Reoriented, Munich/New York

16:15
Coffee break with book signing of the Arabic edition of the exhibition catalogue of Art et Liberté: Rupture, War, and Surrealism in Egypt (1938 – 1948)

16:45
Roundtable 1: Art et Liberté: Political Perspectives
Basheer El Sbai, cultural and political historian, author and translator, Cairo
Ashraf Kamel, son of Art et Liberté founding member Anwar Kamel, Cairo
Sam Bardaouil, curator and co-founder of Art Reoriented, Munich/New York
Moderated by Mohamed Elshahed, curator and architectural historian, Cairo

17:45
Coffee Break

18:15
Roundtable 2: Insights into the Art et Liberté Exhibition
Veronique Sorano-Stedman, chief restorer, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Doris Krystof, curator, Kunstsammlung NRW K20, Dusseldorf
Tamar Hemmes, assistant curator, Tate Liverpool
Mai Eldib, art collector, Alexandria
Moderated by Till Fellrath, curator and co-founder of Art Reoriented, Munich/New York

19:30
Closing Remarks
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Publications

Arabic Edition of the Exhibition Catalogue
Art et Liberté: Rupture, War, and Surrealism in Egypt (1938 – 1948)
Edited by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath
Skira Editore Milan, Italy, 2016, 256 pages, ISBN 978-2-37074-050-2
The exhibition catalogue is also available in 4 separate language editions in English, French, German and Spanish.

Surrealism in Egypt: Modernism and the Art and Liberty Group
Sam Bardaouil, I.B.Tauris, London, 2016, 352 pp., ISBN 978-1-78453-651-0
Winner of the 2017 Modernist Studies Association Book Prize

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International Exhibition Tour

Since October 2016, the exhibition Art et Liberté: Rupture, War, and Surrealsim in Egypt (1938 – 1948) was shown at the Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Kunstsammlung K20 in Düsseldorf, and the Tate Liverpool. The exhibition concludes its tour at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm where it will be on view from 28 April until 12 August 2018.

For more information about the exhibition, its publications, press coverage, installation images and video documentation, please visit www.artreoriented.com/exhibitions/art-et-liberte

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Sponsors

This symposium is possible due to the generous support of:

The British Council
The Goethe Institute
Institut français d’Égypte
Townhouse Gallery
Yasser Hashem