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Lecture Series: Walid Raad

March 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Installation view of an exhibition showing an abstract wood sculpture and photographs of instruments of war (bullets, bombs, etc.)

Informed by his upbringing in Lebanon during the civil war, Walid Raad’s work examines the role of photographic and video documentation in the representation of collective traumatic events and their use in the construction of memory and narrative. He has had solo exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; the Musée du Louvre, Paris; and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. In 2015, MoMA presented a retrospective of his work, which traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and the Museo Jumex in Mexico City. He is a professor of art at The Cooper Union.

This lecture is supported in part by the Jeff Pan Visiting Artist Lecture Fund. All lectures are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the East Campus Garage after 5:00pm or on Frew, Margaret Morrison, and Tech Streets after 6:00pm.

Image: Installation view of Walid Raad: Let’s Be Honest, The Weather Helped. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, May 18 – October 13, 2019.


March 3, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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School of Art
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