Walid Raad Hasselblad Award Winner 2011
November 12-January 15, 2012
Walid Raad, has created a highly influential and internationally recognized body of work that includes photography, video, text, installation, and performance.
Raad came to widespread attention with his remarkable project The Atlas Group (1989-2004), in which he researched and documented the contemporary history of Lebanon. Raad’s extensive body of work explores documentary practice, historical writing, and the visual representation of violence. He often attributes his documents to imaginary characters as he investigates how events of extreme violence were lived, experienced and represented.
The exhibition contains a selection of Raad’s series from the early 1980s until today, among others from his first series on soldiers, the project The Atlas Group and the series Sweet Talk in which he commissioned himself to document the inhabitants, buildings, streets, store windows, gardens, etc., of Beirut.
Curator: Gunilla Knape, Hasselblad Foundation
A book, Walid Raad - I Might Die Before I Get a Rifle, Hasselblad Award 2011, will be produced in collaboration with Steidl Verlag in connection with the exhibition.
Walid Raad, was born in Chbanieh, Lebanon in 1967. He lives and works in Beirut and New York, and has been Associate Professor of Art at The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, since 2002.
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