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Khaled Hafez

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Mind the Book   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Said Atabekov, Charif Benhelima, Guillaume Bijl, Michaël Borremans, Jan De Cock, Khaled Hafez, Jan Kempenaers, Amal Kenawy, Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Almagul Menlibayeva, Ria Pacquée, Philippe Van Snick, Luc Tuymans, Koen van den Broek, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Angel Vergara, Yelena Vorobyeva and Viktor Vorobyev, Daniël Von Weinberger at MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp March 4th, 2011 - August 21st, 2011
Posted 8/6/11
This year sees the first ‘Mind the Book’, the successor to ‘Het Andere Boek’, with a focus on ‘the world’. In this connection, a number of Belgian artists invited by Jef Lambrecht, including Ria Pacquée, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Charif Benhelima and Guillaume Bijl, will be showing a work on the theme of ‘the Orient’ at the M HKA. The works from the collection shown with them are by artists from ‘the East’ in the broadest sense of the term: the Caucasus, India, China, Iraq, Egypt etc. (Image:... [more]
Dressed in a dapper blue black suit, crisp shirt with briefcase Khaled Hafez sits at odds with the riotous surroundings of his studio – where tables, cupboards and chairs, almost all available surfaces are plastered with a dense papier mache of images. We see pinup girls placed alongside ads for Ponds face cream plastered over headlines such as “Privacy Issues” and “Boiling Point” worlds which look as if pulled from a tabloid version of Good Housekeeping. Hafez has created a powerful body of... [more]