Walid Raad, Inaugural Lecture Event
Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
In his presentation, Raad will give an overview of his recent projects. The Atlas Group (1989-2004), a fifteen-year project between 1989 and 2004 about the contemporary history of Lebanon, and Scratching on Things I Could Disavow (2007-ongoing). Raad will concentrate on the emergent infrastructures for the arts in the Arab world (especially in the Gulf), the writings of Jalal Toufic, as well as some of his most recent artwork.
Walid Raad’s other ongoing project is titled Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut). His books include The Truth Will Be Known When The Last Witness Is Dead, My Neck Is Thinner Than A Hair, Let’s Be Honest, The Weather Helped, and Scratching on Things I Could Disavow.Raad’s works have been shown in the Louvre (Paris), Documenta 11 and 13 (Kassel, Germany), Kunsthalle Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland), The Whitechapel Art Gallery (London, UK), Festival d’Automne (Paris, France), Kunsten Festival des Arts (Brussels, Belgium), The Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy), The Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin, Germany), Homeworks (Beirut, Lebanon) and numerous other museums and venues in Europe, the Middle East, and Americas.
Let's be honest, the weather helped_USA, 2004 © Walid Raad
When & Where
ELLYN TOSCANO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY FLORENCE
HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., HUTCHINS CENTER FOR AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN RESEARCH, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
DEBORAH WILLIS, PHOTOGRAPHY AND IMAGING, NYU TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
AWAM AMKPA, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANALYSIS, NYU TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
MANTHIA DIAWARA, INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS, CINEMA STUDIES, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
ROBERT HOLMES J.D., NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ALUMNI
THELMA GOLDEN, STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM
ULRICH BAER, VICE PROVOST FOR FACULTY, ARTS, HUMANITIES AND DIVERSITY, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY