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Basim Magdy

Basim Magdy is an artist and filmmaker whose work employs elements of surrealism and humour to produce layered and colourful observations of reality that investigate collective delusions and dogmatic ideologies. His imaginative works attempt to reveal alternative realities and speculative social blueprints for a more hopeful future. His films have screened at festivals including Locarno, New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and CPH:DOX. His solo exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp; MAAT, Lisbon; MCA, Chicago; and MAXXI, Rome. Groups shows include MoMA, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; ands Castello di Rivoli, Torino.


FEARDEATHLOVEDEATH (2022), M.A.G.N.E.T (2019), New Acid (2019), No Shooting Stars, (2016), The Everyday Ritual of Solitude Hatching Monkeys (2014), The Many Colors of the Sky Radiate Forgetfulness (2014), The Dent (2014), Crystal Ball (2013), Time Laughs Back at You Like a Sunken Ship (2012), On The Good Earth (2011), 13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World (2011), My Father Looks For An Honest City (2010), A Film About The Way Things Are (2010), Turtles All The Way Down (2009), Maybe There is a Message, (2008), Two Days to Apocalypse (2003)

3 March 2023

A programme of short works traversing hallucinatory dreamscapes, contested landscapes, and the precarious movements of bodies through time and space. Argentinian auteur Lucrecia Martel screens alongside contemporary artists, Basim Magdy, Marwa Arsanios and Fox Maxy.

Run Time

80 mins
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