Art et Liberté focuses on the first exhibition dedicated to the Surrealist movement in Egypt.
With images of over 200 works, the catalogue contextualises artistic practice within 1930s-40s Egypt and emphasises the revolutionary impetus that led to the creation of the movement. Standing against the opinions and conventions of the time, works from important artists are represented including, Abdel Hadi El Gazzar, Kamel El Telmissany, Fouad Kamel, Ida Kar, Amy Nimr, and Ramsès Younan, as well as poets and writers Albert Cossery, Georges Henein, and Edmond Jabès.
Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath are co-founders of Art Reoriented a multidisciplinary platform based in Munich and New York. They are Curators of the Lyon Biennale 2022, Curators-at-large at Gropius Bau in Berlin and have contributed to numerous publications such as The Journal of Surrealist Studies, Dada/Surrealism, Flashart, and Frieze Magazine.