Published by University Galleries of Illinois State University. Edited with interview by Kendra Paitz. Text by Bruce Jenkins.
Apocalyptic absurdism: films, photographs, text and installation works by Egyptian artist Basim Magdy
This book—published in conjunction with Egyptian artist Basim Magdy’s (born 1977) solo exhibition at Illinois State University—documents six films, a photographic installation and a newly commissioned text-based work.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Regine Basha, Lauren Cornell, Britta Färber, Friedhelm Hütte, Omar Kholeif.
Egyptian artist Basim Magdy’s (born 1977) films, photographs and drawings focus on structures of seeing, remembering and archiving. As this volume demonstrates, he scrutinizes collective utopias and expresses doubt about dogmas and ideologies.