Mahmoud Khaled dot com - Home Page November 26, 2015
   -The Crying Man (memorial)
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-Do You Have Work Tomorrow
-A Memorial to Failure
-Please Stay Blurry
-At Five in the Afternoon
-Proposal for a Romantic Sculpture
-Untitled (Dream)
-Detailed Studies for “Crying Boy,”
-You'd be So Nice to Come Home To
-Google Me / Duplicate Self-portrait
-The Studio as a Work of Art
-Untitled Minimalist Mural
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-Safety Zoom
-This Show Is My Business
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-From 19th of Sep to 3rd of Oct in the Haber Family House
-15 Minutes of Acting as if I’m in my House
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-My House is My Studio and My Studio is My House


DVD – 10.30 min - color, sound, loop. ‘found videos and texts on YouTube’.

CAMARADERIE. Is a video based on some videos I found on YouTube showing some Egyptian professional bodybuilders in different situations in their exercises and their final training before posing in local and international championships ...etc, and a number of other videos showing some young men living in the city of Cairo, who are interested in this type of sports which quickly affect and change the body shape of the practitioner. The nature of quality and production mechanisms of these videos is ranging between the institutional and the personal, the professional and the home-made video, but all of them obviously are celebrating and representing the masculine body in different ways. The research and work process on these materials reminded me of some other audio and textual materials related to objects and situations as the end of the continuous image broadcast in official Egyptian Television accompanied by the national anthem, the same tune which is always being played when the bodybuilders officially represent their country on stage. Through using a number of techniques of adding and cropping, the work is trying to understand the representative nature of the self and the masculine body in these videos, in its many variations from the official, to the popular, ethnical, personal and erotic.

Installation view, Institute Du Monde Arab, Paris

Installation view, Institute Du Monde Arab, Paris

Installation view, Institute Du Monde Arab, Paris

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Commissioned by Mashrabia Gallery for Contemporary Art, Cairo.

"Connecting the intense and charged world of popular bodybuilding in egypt with the artist's attempt at understanding the modes of self-representation in such a context makes this investigation of male bonding and the camera especially evocative. Mahmoud Khaled manages once again to be both visceral and cerebral at the same time." Hassan Khan








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