Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool Presents Wael Shawky Exhibition

. July 27, 2011 . 0 Comments

Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery is showcasing the creations of Wael Shawky in the exhibition Drawings and Flags from ‘Cabaret Crusades’. On view through 29 August 2011.

Wael Shawky is one of Egypt’s most prominent contemporary artists, creating film, animation, drawings and sculptural installations. In his series of works ‘Cabaret Crusades’ he re-tells the story of the crusade, often blurring the distinction between good and evil, and between aggressors and victims. What at first sight appear like charming and harmless images and objects, soon reveal a darker side.

Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival 2011.

The Walker Art Gallery is the national gallery of the North. For 130 years it has housed Liverpool’s most outstanding art collection. Many of the gallery’s most important works have been on display in the city for nearly 200 years.

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Category: Art Culture