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Installation view, "FOCUS: Wael Shawky," courtesy of The Modern Museum of Art Forth Worth.
Installation view, "FOCUS: Wael Shawky," courtesy of The Modern Museum of Art Forth Worth.
Wael Shawky, still from "Cabaret Crusades II: The Path to Cairo," 2012 HD video, color, sound, English subtitles; courtesy of the artist.
Wael Shawky, still from "Cabaret Crusades II: The Path to Cairo," 2012 HD video, color, sound, English subtitles; courtesy of the artist.
Dallas, Fort Worth

FOCUS: Wael Shawky

“FOCUS: Wael Shawky” features a film from the artist’s Cabaret Crusades trio presented with a selection of related sculpture and drawings, exploring the ambiguity between history and myth.

April 2, 2021 - July 25, 2021

Open through July 25 at The Modern Museum of Art Forth Worth, “FOCUS: Wael Shawky” features a film from the artist’s Cabaret Crusades trio presented with a selection of related sculpture and drawings. In an exploration of the ambiguity between history and myth, the artist looks at themes like medieval hostilities between Christians and Muslims, the history of the Arab peninsula, and the retelling of poetic mythology through the use of fantastical narratives enacted by marionettes. Imagined through a blend of fact and fiction, the works on view challenge the authority of history while remaining simultaneously engaged with the present. 

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3200 Darnell St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
Apr 2 - Jul 25
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
FOCUS: Wael Shawky
“FOCUS: Wael Shawky” features a film from the artist’s Cabaret Crusades trio presented with a selection of related sculpture and drawings, exploring the ambiguity between history and myth.

Exhibitions

Dallas, Downtown |Exhibitions

What Could Be Has Not Yet Appeared

Naudline Pierre’s first solo museum exhibition, “What Could Be Has Not Yet Appeared,” is open at the Dallas Museum of Art until May 15, 2022.

The Gift Edit(ion)

Galleri Urbane’s “The Gift Edit(ion)” is a group exhibition of gallery artists, who are each presenting limited editions perfect for gifting.

Michael P. Berman: Perdido

Michael P. Berman's "Perdido" follows the artist's journey by foot through the San Luis mountains, captured in a series of black and white photographs.

Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s “Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas” is a retrospective featuring Scully’s most important works dating from the 1970s through the current day.

Hot Damn!

Beat the heat of a Texas summer by paying a visit to Conduit Gallery’s group exhibition “Hot Damn!”, open through August 22.

Harry Moody: Celebrations in Color

Harry Moody’s “Celebrations in Color” presents a series of the artist’s abstracted oil paintings, created within the last few years.

Steven Charles: Clearing in the Forest

In Steven Charles’s exhibition “Clearing in the Forest,” the artist is presenting a new body of paintings created with the self-imposed restraints of using no color and working without his typical arsenal of tools.

Anna Elise Johnson: Earthworks – West Texas

Anna Elise Johnson’s “Earthworks - West Texas” is an exhibition of eight new works that were born from paper ground rubbings and the artist’s circumstances surrounding the pandemic.

Tomoo Gokita: Get Down

Tomoo Gokita’s first North American museum exhibition, Dallas Contemporary is presenting “Get Down” through August 22.

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