Anneka Lenssen

Anneka Lenssen is an assistant professor of global modern art in the UC-Berkeley History of Art department. She is the co-editor (with Sarah A. Rogers and Nada Shabout) of the forthcoming anthology Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents (MoMA, 2017) and is at work on the monograph Being Mobilized: Painting and Populist Politics in Arab Syria, 1930-1967.


Surviving Fascism? “Art and Liberty” in Egypt, 1938-1948

“Well this exhibition feels a little too timely,” my colleague Clare Davies posted to Facebook during a November 21, 2016 visit to Art et liberté: Rupture, guerre et surréalisme en Egypte (1938-1948) at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. The exhibit—a major contribution to contemporary