Walid Raad

Lebanese-born Walid Raad is one of the leading artists of his generation and an influential voice in art from the Middle East. His works explore historical, political, economic, and aesthetic facts and fictions related to the Lebanese wars and to "Arab" art, while casting doubt on the veracity of photographic and video documentation.

Published to accompany the artist’s first comprehensive exhibition in the United States, this catalogue features three decades of work in a variety of mediums—including photography, video, and performance. This book also includes a special eighteen-page visual contribution created by the artist himself.

Publisher MoMA
Number of pages 192
  • €17.99
    Digital - English
  • €60.00
    Digital + Hardcover - English
Some book reviews
Bookforum, Christopher Lyon:
“Walid Raad…makes elaborate artistic fictions with a wry and whimsical sense of humour delivered in a deadpan style worthy of Borges.”

The Art Agenda, Stephen Squibb:
“Working through the presentation of high cultural detritus—abstract, actual, and imagined—Raad opens a specific window onto what is living and what is dead, or what has been actively destroyed in the international project of modernity.”