23.9.2021 – 7.10.2021 Skärholmen centrum

Upcoming: Wael Shawky – Cabaret Crusades

For the first time in Sweden, Wael Shawky’s epic video trilogy Cabaret Crusades is presented, which includes The Horror Show Files (2010); The Path to Cairo (2012) and The Secrets of Karbala (2015). Using 200-year-old puppets and custom-made ceramic figures, a suggestive drama is created that recounts the history of The Crusades from an Arab perspective. The trilogy is inspired by the Lebanese historian Amin Maalouf’s Crusades Through Arab Eyes (1983). The exhibition takes place in a former shop in the centre of Skärholmen, at the invitation of the cultural association Folk.

Thanks to Sfeir-Semler Gallery

Image 1: Wael Shawky, Cabaret Crusades: The Secrets of Karbala, 2015.
Video, color, sound, 120 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut / Hamburg

Image 2: Wael Shawky, Cabaret Crusades: The Path to Kairo, 2012.
Video, color, sound. 60:53 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut / Hamburg

Image 3: Wael Shawky, Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show File, 2010. Video, color, sound, 31:10 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut / Hamburg