Mai Abu ElDahab, Maha Maamoun & Ala Younis (Eds).
In this post-truth era of “fake news,” how does one navigate the endless information available and choose a viable narrative of reality? In How to Know What’s Really Happening, a petite, hilarious and poignant handbook by Glasgow-based writer and curator Francis McKee, looks at various techniques for determining veracity from those of spy agencies and whistle-blowers to mystics and scientists. McKee’s respected writings include works on artists including, among others, Pipilotti Rist, Douglas Gordon and Simon Starling. How to Know is the third book in the Kayfa ta series, a publishing initiative by artists Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis. Each book features a monographic essay commissioned in the style of a how-to manual that occupies the space between the technical and the reflective, the everyday and the speculative, the instructional and the intuitive, and the factual and the fictional.
3 ¾ x 5 ¾ in. / 56 pp
Retail Price: $9.00
KAYFA TA & MOPHRADAT, BELGIUM