Art et Liberté
Rupture, War and Surrealism in Egypt (1938–1948)
Till Fellrath, co-curator of the exhibition and Manuel Borja-Villel, director of Museo Reina Sofía, introduce this first monographic show on the activity of the Art et Liberté Group, a collective of artists working out of Cairo during World War Two. The exhibition comprises a selection of around one hundred pictorial works and a range of photographic and documentary materials.
The Art et Liberté Group, founded by Georges Henein, Ramses Younan, Kamel El-Telmissany and Fouad Kamel, cultivated a vernacular artistic practice bound to Surrealism and international artistic debate.