Institute

of

African Studies

TERMINE/EVENTS 2017


 Juli 2017
Public Lecture by Sam Bardaouil
26.07.2017 19:00 Uhr



P U B L I C   L E C T U R E


with Dr Sam Bardaouil (Art Reoriented, Munich & New York)


"The Art and Liberty Group: Towards A New Art-Historical Definition of Surrealism"


Wed, 26 July 2017, 7 pm


Foyer, Iwalewahaus


Through consulting a significant body of artworks, most of which are on public view for the first time in the exhibition Art et Liberté: rupture, war and surrealism in Egypt (1938–1948), along with a diverse corpus of unpublished documents, this presentation demonstrates how, the group developed a distinct Surrealist aesthetic that was at once, internationally minded yet locally concerned. It posits the groups’ significant visual and literary contributions beyond the polemics of post-colonial discourse, advocating for a new art-historical understanding of the Surrealist movement that transcends the polarizing dichotomies of Saidian Orientalism.


Organised by the BIGSAS Workgroup Aesthetics.