Nabil’s complete works, reproduced in this monograph, are put into context with a critical essay by Hans Ulrich Obrist and an interview with Marina Abramovic.
About the Artist
Youssef Nabil was born in Cairo in 1972 and has lived and worked in Paris and New York since 2002. The leading contemporary artist is known for his hand-coloured silver gelatin photographs, with work that oscillates between a personal photographic journal and portraits. He has photographed many international stars, including Sting, Isabella Rossellini, Paolo Coelho, Louise Bourgeois, Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve and Robert Wilson. Since 2003, he has produced a number of self-portraits that reflect his dislocated life away from Egypt in settings linked to his childhood or his travels.
About the Contributors
Hans Ulrich Obrist is Co-Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Obrist has lectured internationally at academic and art institutions and is contributing editor to several magazines and journals.
Marina Abramovic is a famous performance artist who began her career in the 1970s. Her work was the subject of a major retrospective at the MoMA in New York in 2010.
About the Publisher
Flammarion is a generalist publishing house that explores the fields of literature, the humanities, illustrated books and children’s books. Since its establishment in 1875, Flammarion has also acquired a reputation for excellence in the fields of fine books, practical books and art books, partnering with major French and foreign cultural institutions to offer literature and knowledge within these fields.