The first official monograph project around Ramsès Younan, a major figure and member of the Egyptian surrealists group, this volume gathers an exhaustive catalogue of Younan's paintings, drawings and visual experimentations with an anthology of critical essays about and by the artist.
These texts also reveal to us a multi-faceted Younan as philosopher, art critic, translator and above all a catalyst for the global cultural revolution, emerging from the ruins of fascisms and former colonial empires. Retracing intellectual trajectories between France and Egypt, this book revive past and present voices (Georges Henein, Aimé Azar, Abdul Kader el-Janabi), as well as new essays (Patrick Kane, Anneka Lenssen).
The publication is edited with the collaboration of Centre Pompidou's research library, Bibliotheque Kandinsky, where Ramses Younan's archives are now preserved.
Edited by Sonia Younan.
Texts by Ramsès Younan,
Louis Awad, Alain Roussillon, Michel Fardoulis-Lagrange, Patrick Kane, Marc Kober, Roland Vogel, Georges Henein, Yves Bonnefoy, Jozéfa Younan, Abdul Kader el-Janabi, Georges Andrews, Victor Musgrave, Sonia Younan, Ahmed Rassim, Jean Moscatelli, Aimé Azar, Édouard Jaguer, Anneka Lenssen, Éric de Laclos, Stephen Spender.