Ghost Busting ATTENTION !! is the second chapter of a series of comics about ghosts and white institutions. This time, artist Dina El Kaisy Friemuth invited Prof. Dr. Maha El Kaisy to conduct a dialogue with busts from Egypt that are held at the Neues Museum in Berlin. The following comic is a transcript of an interview captured on 19th May 2021. You can watch the first chapter on fcnnnews.love.
Prof. Dr. Maha El Kaisy is Head of the Department of Islamic-Religious Studies at the Friedrich Alexander Universität in Nuremburg and a former tourist guide from Cairo, Egypt.
Images taken in the Neues Museum, Berlin
featuring Dina El Kaisy Friemuth and Prof. Dr. Maha El Kaisy
Photography: Amira El Kaisy Friemuth
Commissioned by: Montag Modus, Ecology of Attention, 2021
Images courtesy the artist
Dina El Kaisy Friemuth's critical and collective artistic practice unpacks the complexity of collectivity and belonging. Their work questions gender, ethnicity, and class and aims to create environments that center marginalized voices as well as decolonial and institutional critique. Their activist practice is often created in collaboration with other cultural workers and involves curating, writing, performance, and video works. El Kaisy Friemuth (b. 1988) lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin. They are co-founder of the collective @FCNN__ (Feminist Collective with No Name) with #AnitaBeikpour. They graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and UDK Berlin in 2016. Recent group exhibitions include at the 11th Berlin Biennale, Ariel (Copenhagen), 1-1 (Basel), Bergen Konsthall, and 55-11 Gallery (New York). El Kaisy has been producer and initiator of several artist groups and networks such as The Cultural Workers Union for People of Colour (Denmark), Another Dinner Ruined (Beirut), and #SpeculativeBitches (Berlin).