Walid Raad and the Atlas Group
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
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
We can make it rain, but no one came to ask – Walid Raad
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