Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA


The MCA is featuring a new exhibition, Basim Magdy: The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings, from 10 December 2016.

The Egyptian artist experimented with colourful works on paper and canvas before moving in the direction of photography and cinema. He ‘pickles’ analog film and photographic material using household chemicals, which results in a very different finish.

His works have grim titles, such as They Endorsed Collective Failure as the Dawn of a New Renaissance and The Bitterness of What Could Have Happened and What Ended Up Happening and the piece pictured, Every Decade Memory Poses as a Container Heavier than its Carrier.

The exhibition is on at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago from 10 December 2016 to 19 March 2017.

This article was published in the Oct/Nov/Dec 2016 edition of Vacations & Travel magazine. If you would like to subscribe to receive Vacations & Travel magazine by mail and save A$29.45 off the cover price, please visit

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