Exhibition - Art et Liberte: Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, SPAIN


Art et Liberte: rupture, guerre et surrealisme en Egypte (1938-1948) Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, SPAIN

14th February to 28th May 2017

Art and Liberty: Rupture, War and Surrealism in Egypt (1938-1948) is the first comprehensive museum exhibition of its kind about the Art and Liberty Group (Art et Liberte - jama'at al-fann wa al-hurriyyah), a surrealist collective of writers and artists living and working in Cairo.

Five years in preparation, the exhibition consolidates the findings of extensive primary research and hundreds of field interviews conducted in Egypt and worldwide. It showcases more than 110 paintings, works on paper, and photographs dating from the late 1920s until the early 1950s. The exhibition equally features more than 150 archival documents, historical photographs, film footage, and primary manuscripts, most of which have never been exhibited before. In reuniting these artworks and documents, drawn from over 46 public and private collections from Egypt and 12 other countries, this historic exhibition charts for the first time a precise chronology and offers an all-encompassing presentation of Art and Liberty..

The Lee Miller Archives is lending 2 of her photographs to this venue