The Loudest Muttering Is Over: Documents From the Atlas Group Archive
2 July 2009
FAR – Lungo Lario Trento
Walid Raad (b. 1967, Chbanieh, Lebanon) lives and works in New York. Raad’s body of work includes installations, performance, video, photography, and literary essays. His oeuvre delivers sharp analyses of the historical, political, economic, and aesthetic aspects of war. His artworks concentrate on the Lebanese wars as well as the Middle East’s rapidly burgeoning art world. Raad's recent works include The Atlas Group, a project developed between 1989 and 2004 about the contemporary history of Lebanon, with particular emphasis on the Lebanese wars of 1975 to 1991.
His work has been exhibited at Documenta 11, Kassel; The Venice Biennale; The Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Homeworks, Beirut and numerous other museums and venues in Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Walid Raad is also a member of the Arab Image Foundation.