AUTHOR PATRICK KANE TO TALK AT ARTTALKS The Politics of Art In Modern Egypt

18 Dec, 2013

On December 18, 2013 at 6.30PM 

As another step towards cementing our mission of nurturing art knowledge and appreciation, ArtTalks is pleased to announce an upcoming talk with the renowned scholar and author Patrick Kane. Kane, author of the recently published book The Politics of Art in Modern Egypt: Aesthetics, Ideology and Nation-building, will discuss the prominence of several prevailing themes among artists in subsequent years from 1948 to 1970. These were the subject of El Moulid, Nasser’s nationalist agenda, the theme of peasant-landlord relations and finally the rise of migrant labor that were prominently introduced and portrayed in artistic, literary and theatrical works of this period. The numerous scholars have noted the rise of dissidence in Modern Egyptian arts during the 1930s and 1940s.  These included the Surrealists (George Henein, Ramses Younan and others) and the Contemporary Arts Group (including Abdel Hadi Al-Gazzar, Samir Rafi’ and others). The talk with Patrick Kane is. 

As another step towards cementing our mission of nurturing art knowledge and appreciation, ArtTalks is pleased to announce an upcoming talk with the renowned scholar and author Patrick Kane. Kane, author of the recently published book The Politics of Art in Modern Egypt: Aesthetics, Ideology and Nation-building, will discuss the prominence of several prevailing themes among artists in subsequent years from 1948 to 1970. These were the subject of El Moulid, Nasser’s nationalist agenda, the theme of peasant-landlord relations and finally the rise of migrant labor that were prominently introduced and portrayed in artistic, literary and theatrical works of this period. The numerous scholars have noted the rise of dissidence in Modern Egyptian arts during the 1930s and 1940s.  These included the Surrealists (George Henein, Ramses Younan and others) and the Contemporary Arts Group (including Abdel Hadi Al-Gazzar, Samir Rafi’ and others). The talk with Patrick Kane is.