Wael Shawky in conversation with Susanne Pfeffer

With his film narratives, Wael Shawky attacks historical certitudes—like historiographical works his films don’t unfold in an objective manner. Instead they always act as translations, creating a new reality. The difference between the artistic and historiographical translations lies in the alienation effect, with which the artist consciously unveils the construction and evokes a new perspective on the past.

Wael Shawky in conversation with Susanne Pfeffer
Friday, October 12, 2012, 6 pm

Wael Shawky
Al Araba Al Madfuna
Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award

Kunstwerke, Berlin


Thomas Büsch

Filmmaker, Founding Member and Secretary General of diyalog, promotion of cultural exchange with Turkey. Since 2012 he is also project manager of InEnArt.

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