NOWNESS: Youssef Nabil (2016)

February, 2016

NOWNESS: Youssef Nabil (2016)

NOWNESS features Youssef Nabil

I Saved My Belly Dancer - Salma Hayek casts a spell over Tahar Rahim in Youssef Nabil's technicolor artscape

New York-based Egyptian artist and photographer Youssef Nabil’s film is a poetic depiction of his fascination with belly dancers and his anxiety over the disappearance of this art form that is unique to the Middle East. This excerpt of a 12-minute video installation is visually inspired by the 1950s—the golden age of Egyptian cinema—and touches upon the artist’s fraught relationship with his home country, both elements that inform a large aspect of his practice.

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