Screening and Talk with Basim Magdy
February 28 2015
Basim Magdy’s work encompasses drawing, painting, installation, film, and slide projection, which dynamically pair a sobering critique of reality with imaginative speculation. He filters a preoccupation with failure and a deep skepticism of all ideology through a prism of vivid hues, yielding a contrast that is at once comical and discomforting. Generated from vast visual material from Europe, North America, and the Middle East, his works traverse critiques of colonialism to attack nationalism, capitalism, and other dogmas more broadly. At this event, he will screen an excerpt of The Dent (2014)—which is included in the Triennial and tells the surreal and melancholic story of a town bidding to host the Olympics—and discuss his past and upcoming projects.
Courtesy the artist and New Museum, New York