Exhibition: Modern Art from the Middle East, Artist Talks
Wael Shawky, Cabaret Crusades II: The Path to Cairo, 2012. HD video, colour, sound, English subtitles, 60 minutes. © Wael Shawky; Courtesy Lisson Gallery

Artist Talk, Keynote for Writing/Curating the Middle East

Wael Shawky
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 5:30 pm

The celebrated Egyptian artist Wael Shawky interrogates the real and mythic histories of the Arab world through film, performance, and storytelling. His recent film trilogy, Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show Files (2010), Cabaret Crusades: The Path to Cairo (2012), and Cabaret Crusades: The Secrets of Karbala (2015), offers a layered retelling of the ancient conflict between Muslims and Christians in the Middle East. Shawky joins Kishwar Rizvi, Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Department of the History of Art, for a discussion about his multimedia practice.

Generously sponsored by the Hayden Visiting Artists Fund. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Modern Art from the Middle East. This talk is the keynote for the symposium “Writing/Curating the Middle East,” which takes place on Friday, March 31, 2017. The artist talk is free and open to the public. Registration for the symposium on Friday is required; for more information, visit wcme.salisbury175.yale.edu.

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