Video, sculpture, photography, site-specific interventions, music, fictional literature, and graphic design; such are the multiple faces of Hassan Khan's work. Since the 1990s, this artist, musician, and author living in Cairo has been observing the tensions, energies, and power struggles at work in the contemporary world.
Often attractive, his pieces play on the familiar and its subtle distortions in order to touch profoundly the meaning of the popular. They point out, within the invisible infrastructures that underlie society, the sensorial experience of emotions that participate in the construction of politics.
Marcella Lista curator, Musée national d'art moderne/Centre de création industrielle-Centre Pompidou, head of the Collection Nouveaux Médias