Walker: Wael Shawky: Drawings and flags from ‘Cabaret Crusades’

1 July 2011 – 24 July 2011 at Walker Art Gallery. Wael Shawky: Drawings and flags from ‘Cabaret Crusades’

Wael Shawky is one of Egypt’s most prominent contemporary artists, creating film, animation, drawings and sculptural installations.

In his series of works ‘Cabaret Crusades’ he re-tells the story of the crusade, often blurring the distinction between good and evil, and between aggressors and victims.

What at first sight appear like charming and harmless images and objects, soon reveal a darker side.

Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival 2011.

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