Wael Shawky &
Susanne Pfeffer
Al Araba Al Madfuna



12 October 12



Friday, October 12, 2012, 6 pm

Wael Shawky

Al Araba Al Madfuna

Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award

With his film narratives, Wael Shawky attacks historical certitudes—like historiographical works his films don't unfold in an objective manner. Instead they always act as translations, creating a new reality. The difference between the artistic and historiographical translations lies in the alienation effect, with which the artist consciously unveils the construction and evokes a new perspective on the past.