Walid Raad: Sweet Talk

Walid Raad, Sweet Talk: Beirut (Commissions), 1992. Black and White Photograph. ©Walid Raad

Walid Raad: Sweet Talk

Audain Art Museum, Whistler, BC - To Dec 9

by Robin Laurence

Subtitled Commissions (Beirut 1994), Walid Raad’s exhibition is a self-assigned project investigating the lasting psychological and cultural effects of the Lebanese wars (1975-1991). Through photography, video, sculpture and performance, the internationally acclaimed, New York-based artist asks us to consider the ways the city of Beirut continues to be “haunted” by violence and destruction, even throughout the process of its reconstruction, which started in 1994.

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