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Reading List

Artist Mahmoud Khaled shares a reading list for his exhibition Fantasies of a Found Phone, Dedicated to the Man Who Lost it, currently on at The Mosaic Rooms.

Suggested readings and links

. The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa Order now
. Giovanni’s Room (1956) by James Baldwin Order now
. Against Nature (1884) by Joris-Karl Huysmans Order now
. Can the Monster Speak? (2021) by Paul B. Preciado Order now
. Pornotopia: An Essay on Playboy’s Architecture and Biopolitics (2014) by Paul B. Preciado Order now
. Dreaming in Dark Times: Six Exercises in Political Thought (2017) by Sharon Sliwinski Order now
. Sexuality and Space (Princeton Papers on Architecture, Vol. 1, 1992), edited by Beatrice Colomina 
. Work, Body, Leisure (2018), edited by Marina Otero Verzier and Nick Axel Order now
. 24/7: Late Capitalism and the End of Sleep (2013) by Jonathan Crary Order now
. I Can’t Sleep (2021) by Lionel Ruffell Order now
. The Book of Sleep (2017) by Haytham El Wardany Order now
. I Want Sky (Mizna and Asian American Writer’s Workshop’s The Margins, 2022), guest edited by Mariam Bazeed Order now
. Diaries, 1942-1954 by James Lee-Milne Order now

Watch Pornofied Homes (2016) by Andrés Jaque.

Listen to the sound-piece based on the book A Lullaby for Moonbeans (2022) by Karim Kattan.


About the artist

Mahmoud Khaled was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and currently works in Berlin. His practice is both process oriented and multidisciplinary, can be regarded as formal and philosophical ruminations on art as a form of political activism, and a space for critical reflection. He has presented in international solo shows and group shows such as Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2019), Witte de With, Rotterdam (2018), Istanbul Biennale (2017), Sharjah Bienniale (2017), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016).

Image: Photo by Andy Stagg

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