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, and cast doubt on the veracity of photographic and video documentation.
Published to accompany the first comprehensive exhibition of his work in the United States, currently in view at MoMA, this catalogue features three decades of work in a variety of mediums – including photography, video, and performance – and features his most momentous bodies of work.
Curator Eva Respini and scholar Finbarr Barry Flood, place Walid Raad’s work in the international context of contemporary art making and the book includes a special eighteen-page visual contribution by Raad himself.
The exhibition at MoMA is on view until January 31, 2016.