Videozone: Wael Shawky

November 23, 2013 to January 26, 2014. Within the context of the “Videoarchiv” project funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung, the exhibition series “Videozone” highlights at regular intervals positions in contemporary video art. In his video works, the Egyptian artist Wael Shawky focuses on the framing of historical and political events, exploring the interpretative spaces constructed for presenting history. The work Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show Files (2010) is the first part of a trilogy. Drawing on Amin Maalouf’s non-fictional narrative The Crusades through Arab Eyes, Shawky examines the history of the Crusades from an Arab perspective.