08 June 2015
Good Art #36. Chic Point.
Sharif Waked's Chic Point is currently on show at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw as part of the Lest The Two Seas Meet exhibition. Balancing a strong political statement with humour via the fickle world of fashion, Chic Point is a clever take on masculinity, stereotype and presumption. Men parade on the catwalk in specially designed clothes that allow them to easily reveal their bodies to border guards without removing their shirts, which is often required for Palestinian men crossing into Israel to ensure no weapons are being carried. This compelling five minute video drives its message home via laughter and tears.