Published by Silvana Editoriale. Edited by Abdellah Karroum, Laura Barlow. Text by Boris Groys, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.
Egyptian artist Wael Shawky (born 1971) creates videos, drawings and performance art that explore the construction of history; his films reprise well-known (and sometimes disputed) tales. This catalog gathers his series Cabaret Crusades and Al Araba Al Madfuna.
Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz. Edited with text by Thomas D. Trummer. Text by Omar Berrada.
Cabaret Crusades Drawings is an extraordinary limited-edition pop-up book by Egyptian artist Wael Shawky (born 1971).
The pop-ups are based on seven drawings by Shawky that in turn are inspired by the Arabian calligraphers, colorists and storytellers working just before the First Crusade. Thus, a two-headed animal bears castles upon its back; a gigantic camel straddles mountains. Meticulously precise yet dreamlike, Shawky’s drawings swarm with waxen incident and narrative detail, displaying worlds equally alien and familiar, diffuse and present. A virtuoso work of book art, and an exquisitely conceived sculptural extension of drawing, Cabaret Crusades Drawings includes essays by Thomas D. Trummer and Omar Berrada explore the historical foundations and current relevance of Shawky’s drawings and the particular role of draftsmanship within Shawky’s body of work as a whole.
PUBLISHER Kunsthaus Bregenz
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 10.75 x 7 in. / 16 pgs / 7 color / 60 page booklet.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/22/2017 Forthcoming
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2017 p. 89
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783960980469SDNR40 List Price: $55.00 CDN $70.00
AVAILABILITY Awaiting stock
STATUS: Forthcoming | 8/22/2017
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Published by Kerber. Text by Doris Krystof, Ansgar Lorenz, Jacques Sapiega, Judith Wielander.
Egyptian multimedia artist Wael Shawky (born 1971) made a stir at Documenta 13 in 2012 with his elaborately produced epic marionette film trilogy Cabaret Crusades, which blends fiction and fact in an entirely unique coverage of the medieval crusades. Basing his work on extensive research and accounts from primary sources, the artist complicates the traditional clash of civilization narrative by depicting scenes that refute common notions of the era. Reenacting the events of the 11th and 12th centuries in a manner both childlike and chilling, Shawky's handmade puppets highlight the secular motivations of the European fighters and the competition and violence among Arab leaders. This catalogue, published to accompany Shawky's exhibition at the K20, extensively documents the creative process behind the acclaimed film trilogy, exploring the ways in which Shawky's work--dramatic, cynical and surreal--employs a historical lens to probe and problematize contemporary culture.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Susanne Pfeffer. Text by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Heike Mertens, Jessica Morgan, Susanne Pfeffer, Sarah Rifky.
Egyptian artist Wael Shawky (born 1971) is a storyteller. This publication records a new, large-scale video installation based on his personal experiences in Upper Egypt, where, with the collaboration of local children, he restaged the epic story of a local shaman.