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Surrealism in Egypt: Modernism and the Art and Liberty Group


ISBN: 9781784536510

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: I.B Tauris, 2016
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm

In the thick of the Second World War, the Cairo-based Surrealist collective Art et Liberté were pioneering new art forms and mounting subversive exhibitions that sent shockwaves across local artistic circles. Born with the publication of their Manifesto Long Live Degenerate Art on December 22nd, 1938, the group rejected the convergence of art and nationalism, aligning themselves with a complex, international and evolving Surrealist movement spanning cities such as Paris, London, Mexico City, New York, Beirut and Tokyo.

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