Wael Shawky @ Lisson

Camels. In the west they are associated with Egypt. We think of camels as magical creatures that can go days without drinking water, used as arabian horses. I automatically think of camels being used to trek through deserts with heavy loads on their humped backs. Wael Shawky however, shows the mysterious animals in a different […]

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Liu Xiaodong @ Lisson

When I arrived at the Lisson Gallery to see the Liu Xiaodong exhibition I thought that I had made a mistake. The subjects of the pictures were Londoners in pubs and women in cosmopolitan arab coffee shops. Shamefully, as I didn’t know anything about the artist before my visit, I was expecting a stereotypical representation […]

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