Artist Talk: ‘The Wardrobe Man’ and the Art of Egyptian Artist Bassem Yousri

Tuesday, May 8th from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, UWM Golda Meir Library, Special Collections (4th Floor)

Bassem Yousri is a well-known and internationally exhibited multi-media artist whose art engages a wide variety of themes, including cultural change and political contexts in current Egypt and in relation to global context. However, his work also engages other cross-cultural themes such as the ability to communicate with people and circumstances across cultural divides. Recently, while Yousri was in West Jutland in Denmark, he created an experimental docu-fiction film about the eccentric ‘Wardrobe Man’ who lived as a hermit for decades and whose life is a local legend. Join us on May 8 with an Artist talk with Bassem Yousri or on May 9 for a screening of his film ‘The Wardrobe Man’ followed by a talk-back session with Mr. Yousri.