Wael Shawky
Cabaret Crusades
three videos, 2010, 2012, 2014, using 200-year-old marionettes from a collection in Italy for the first installment, custom-made ceramic figures for the second, and custom-made Murano glass figures for the third.

Today was supposed to be the last day to see this amazing trio of films and accompanying sculptures and drawings at PS1 MoMA- extended through September 7th. 

Picasso Sculpture, now on view, is on Hyperallergic’s “Best of 2015” list, along with past exhibitions Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980, One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North, and Wael Shawky: Cabaret Crusades at MoMA PS1.

[Installation view of Picasso Sculpture. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 14, 2015–February 7, 2016. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Pablo Enriquez]

@ladygaga: Wael Shawky’s exhibition @momaps1 curated by @klausbiesenbach opening last night was simply magical. He is not only a creative genius, but a master artisan, an epic filmmaker, an important historical storyteller. I have shivers everytime I return to his work, first in Berlin now in Long Island City at this incredible space. This is a “don’t miss” opportunity for any New York or traveling art lovers. So happy to see how far he’s come. Go to the exhibition and experience the magical world of Wael…I did. I will be mesmerized for days and days.


Wael Shawky - THE CAVE 2005