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Wael Shawky

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Wael Shawky at Gentili Apri April 30th, 2009 - June 15th, 2009
Posted 5/4/09

        Shoppers browsing in the drab Amsterdam supermarket where artist Wael Shawky is filming "The Cave: Amsterdam" (2006) glance, with varying degrees of interest, at the young Egyptian artist dressed in a blazer and white shirt who recites an uninterrupted stream of Arabic into the camera. With deadpan delivery, he appears to be presenting a low-budget news report as he drifts through aisles where shoppers of all ages and ethnicities are doing their errands. But unbeknownst to them, Shawky is... [more]

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