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Basim Magdy

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago


The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings

In a process he dubs “pickling,” Basim Magdy applies household chemicals to analog film and photographic material. The results are sumptuous, spectral photographic visions of landscapes, presented as large-scale prints, slide projections, and film. The MCA presents Magdy’s first US museum survey, featuring rarely seen and new pieces. Read more.

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