press release

An exhibition of works (completing and doubling his project, The Atlas Group) including photographs from the series titled -- We decided to let them say "we are convinced" twice. It was more convincing this way (2006), and the videotape titled, We can make rain but no one came to ask (2006). In early 2006, Raad revisited (prognostically, eerily foreshadowing recent events) photographs he produced in 1982 during the invasion of Lebanon. These are on display in Gallery 1. On view in Gallery 2 is a videotape investigation of a detonation in 1986, and of life lived in Beirut, a city that constantly reminds us of its fragility.

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The Atlas Group (1989-2004)
A project by Walid Ra´ad