Critical Writing Index

Walid Raad and the Atlas Group

by Emily Wroczynski

Third Text, Nov Fall 2011, v. 25, no. 6, pp. 763-773

This article describes the ongoing archival project of Walid Raad, known as the Atlas Group, a fictional documentation of the Lebanese Civil Wars. Raad invites his viewers to become a pedestrian of Beirut in order to address the condition the city is in, a modern city of ruins. Raad’s work projects a tension between reality and fiction with the intent of maintaining a progressive impulse.

ITEM 2011.116 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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