Sharif Waked
Chick point, 2003

Sharif Waked was born to a Palestinian refugee family from the village of Mjedil. He studied from 1983―1986 at Haifa University, creative art and philosophy, and works in the media of drawing, paintings, book illustration and video. Sharif Wakeds Video Chic Point, 2003, exposes ‘fashion for Israeli checkpoints’, thus interrogating the rough treatment of Palestinian men at these check points. Set to the backdrop of a heavy rhythmic beat, men model present one design after another in an exploration of form and content. Zippers, weaved nets, hoods, and buttons serve the unifying theme of exposed flesh. Body parts—lower backs, chests, abdomens—peek through holes, gaps, and splits woven into readymade silk and cotton t-shirts, robes, and shirts. Suddenly the images change and the viewer is confronted with documentary photos showing men while traversing the Israeli check points at West Bank and Gaza, where they are forced by Israseli police to partly undress themselves in order be controlled.

Sharif Waked

* 1964 Nazareth, IL
Lives and works in Nazareth & Haifa, IL

Related artworks

Fashion 12 Artworks

Israel 13 Artworks

Sigalit Landau
Mermaids (Erasing the Border of Azkelon), 2011
Video, Aufl. 3/9 + 2 AP
Ilit Azoulay
At the appearance of things, 2011
Archivpigmentdruck auf Dibond mit Acrylglas, Aufl. 2/5 + 2 AP

Social critical 20 Artworks

Santiago Sierra
111 Konstruktionen mit 10 Elementen und 10 Arbeitern (Nr. 63, #66/04), 2004
b-w photographies, framed, Ed. 1/2 + 1 AP
David Goldblatt
Mausoleum with Basotho hats, Madoang Cemetery, Phuthaditjhaba, Free State, 25 August 2005, 2005
Digital inkjetprint on cotton rag paper, Ed. 1/10

Video 48 Artworks

Fang Lu
Cinema, 2013
7-channel video installation, sound 5.1, Ed. 3/5

Shopping cart

Versand und Abwicklung erfolgt über die Bücherbogen am Savignyplatz GmbH in Berlin. Für Fragen zu Bestellungen wenden Sie sich bitte direkt an Handling and Shipping is done by theBücherbogen am Savignyplatz GmbH in Berlin. For questions regarding your order please contact directly.
* Bestellungen aus der EU sind bei PayPal auch ohne Anmeldung möglich. Sie können dann auch bequem per Bankeinzug oder mit Ihrer Kreditkarte zahlen. Für diese Option klicken Sie bitte auf PayPal und wählen anschließend die Bezahlung "Mit Lastschrift oder Kreditkarte" aus. Buyers from within the EU can use PayPal even without having a PayPal account. Via Paypal you can also check out with direct debit or with your credit card. For this option please click on "Check out with PayPal" and make use of the "Payment by Direct Debit or Credit Card".