Wael Shawky

“Cabaret Crusades” | MoMA PS1 | 2015

For this featured FSA Inspiration, we highlight Egyptian multimedia artist Wael Shawky (b. 1971) and his trilogy of films, entitled Cabaret Crusades (2010; 2012; 2015). Exhibited at MoMA PS1 in 2015, artist, writer, and educator Yasi Alipour critically reviews the films in her essay for The Brooklyn Rail, providing insight into Shawky’s influences behind the trilogy: