Wael Shawky: Cabaret Crusades

Wael Shawky: Cabaret Crusades
Library Shelf Location 18.SHAW
Publication Date 2015

Wael Shawky's elaborately produced epic marionette film Cabaret Crusades, a portrayal of the medieval crusades from an Arab point of view, was one of the most celebrated discoveries of documenta 13 in 2012. The handmade puppets re-enact the events of the 11th and 12th century in both a childish and chilling manner. By focusing on the crusades, Shawky addresses a very topical issue, given the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. The catalogue published to accompany the exhibition in the K20 extensively documents the creative process behind the film trilogy. The actual films were made between 2010 and 2014.

1971 born in Alexandria, Egypt, 1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt, 2001 Master of Fine Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, USA

ISBN 9783735600523
Quantity 1
Pages 152p; 27.7 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm; 92 colored illustrations
Authors Doris Krystof, Ansgar Lorenz, Jacques Sapiega, Judith Wielander
Format Softcover
Publisher Kerber Verlag
Related Artist Wael Shawky
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Film and Artists' Moving Image
Keywords Crusades, Puppets
Artist's Nationality Egyptian
Languages German, English

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