Fondazione merz present al araba al madfuna an exhibition of newly commissioned work by wael shawky winner of the first edition of the mario merz prize curated by abdellah karroum the site specific installation centres on the artists film trilogy al araba al madfuna here shown together for the first timethe viewer is led through a series of immersive environments that physically . Fondazione merz is pleased to present at auditorium kunsthaus zurich at 11 am an exclusive first edit screening of wael shawkys new film trilogy al araba al madfuna iii the screening will be followed by a conversation with the artist and abdellah karroum curator of shawkys upcoming solo . Wael shawkys films are almost never exhibited on their own i saw films from his two most recent and most ambitious trilogies al araba al madfuna 2012 2016 and cabaret crusades 2010 2015 on numerous occasions and at many different venuessome form of installation practice always accompanies them. A catalogue will be published by fondazione merz presenting the entire series al araba al madfuna and their storyboards wael shawky is the winner of the first edition of the biannual mario merz prize the first and only international award for contemporary art and music he was chosen by a jury composed of manuel borja villel massimiliano . 02112016 05022017 fondazione merz a cura di abdellah karroum al araba al madfuna e una grande mostra dellartista wael shawky alessandria degitto 19
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