Wael Shawky (b. 1971)
Telematch Sadat (2007)
Telematch Sadat, a restaging of the assassination in 1981 of President Anwar Sadat, which Shawky made in Kenya in 2007. In Telematch Sadat (2007), he re-enacts the military parade at which Anwar Sadat was assassinated, with children in the parts. He examines the significance of different points of view, underlining how form influences our understanding. His work brings us closer to the core of the problem than the news reports on the aftermath of the Arab Spring and the complexity of democratisation.