No. 503: Wael Shawky, Rosie Lee Tompkins

Episode No. 503 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Wael Shawky and curator Elaine Yau.

Shawky’s work is on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth through July 25 in “FOCUS: Wael Shawky.” The exhibition features a film from Shawky’s Cabaret Crusades trilogy, along with new and related drawings and sculpture. The MAMFW presentation was curated by Alison Hearst.

Shawky’s research-driven work considers and revises global histories through film, peformance, sculpture and installation. His work has been the subject of exhibitions at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, MOCA, the Hammer Museum, the Castello di Rivoli and Turin, and more.

On the second segment, Berkeley Art Museum curator Elaine Yau discusses “Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective,” which is on view at the museum through July 18. Tompkins was an Arkansas-born, East Bay-based quiltmaker whose work addressed textile traditions, the Bible, and American histories.

Instagram: Wael Shawky, Tyler Green.

Air date: June 24, 2021.

Still image from Wael Shawky, Cabaret Crusades II: The Path to Cairo, 2012.

Still image from Wael Shawky, Cabaret Crusades III: The Secrets of Karbalaa, 2014.

Wael Shawky, Cabaret Crusades III: The Secrets of Karbalaa (Marionette), 2014.

Still image from Wael Shawky, The Cave (Hamburg), 2005.

Wael Shawky, Al Aqsa Park, 2006.

Still image from Wael Shawky, Dictums: Manqia I, 2014.

Rosie Lee Tompkins, Untitled, ca. 2005.

Rosie Lee Tompkins, Untitled, ca. 1990.

Rosie Lee Tompkins, Untitled, 2001.

Rosie Lee Tompkins, Untitled, 1994.

 

Rosie Lee Tompkins, Untitled, ca. 1996.

Rosie Lee Tompkins, Untitled, 1986.

Rosie Lee Tompkins, Untitled, ca. 2002.

Rosie Lee Tompkins, Untitled, 2003.

Rosie Lee Tompkins, Untitled, ca. 1990.

Rosie Lee Tompkins, Untitled, 1968, 1982–83, 1996.

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