- 08.02.2022, 8.00 p.m.solidarity pricing system (you choose): € 5 / € 10 / € 20 / € 30
Walid Raad’s award-winning artistic work spans a wide range of media and formats. His numerous bodies of work are the result of complex and lengthy explorations. In them, convoluted global and improbable links between art, capital and wars are uncompromisingly juxtaposed with precise observations and processes of documentation. One focus lies on the recurring examination of the Lebanon wars, as reflected in “The Atlas Group (1989-2004)” or “Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut)”. “Scratching On Things I Could Disavow”, another long-term project by Raad, deals with art and its contemporary economy in the Arab world. “Artist Talk: Walid Raad” will be dedicated to images, stories and concepts from these three projects and turn Raad’s own view of his work into the subject of a performance.
Duration: 90 min
Walid Raad, born in Chbanieh, Lebanon in 1967, is one of the most important artists of his generation. He took part in documenta 11 and 13, and has had solo exhibitions at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Louvre in Paris, and MoMA in New York. Raad is also a Professor of Art in The Cooper Union in New York.