Wael Shawky, Rosie Lee Tompkins


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Episode No. 503 features artist Wael Shawky and curator Elaine Yau.

Shawky's work is on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in "FOCUS: Wael Shawky" through July 25. The exhibition features a film from Shawky's Cabaret Crusades trilogy, along with new and related drawings and sculpture. The MAMFW presentation was curated by Alison Hearst.

Shawky's research-driven work considers and revises global histories through film, peformance, sculpture and installation. His work has been the subject of exhibitions at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, MOCA, the Hammer Museum, the Castello di Rivoli and Turin, and more.

On the second segment, Berkeley Art Museum curator Elaine Yau discusses "Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective," which is on view at the museum through July 18. Tompkins was an Arkansas-born, East Bay-based quiltmaker whose work addressed textile traditions, the Bible, and American histories.

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