Walid Raad in Vienna


© Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

Scratching on Things I Could Disavow. A History of Art in the Arab World
Exhibition and Performance

Thursday May 26 – June 15, 2011

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Himmelpfortgasse 13, 1010 Vienna
T +43 1 513 98 56 12

This latest project by Walid Raad considers the ramifications of the growing cultural tourism as evidenced by the increasing number of art museums in cities such as Abu-Dhabi, Beirut, Cairo, Doha, and Istanbul. The exhibition combines visual pieces and performance. Throughout the course of the exhibition there will be walk-throughs limited to 30 people with Walid Raad (in German with Markus Reymann). The exhibition and research for this new project grew out of Raad’s, The Atlas Group (1989 – 2004), which was established to research and document the contemporary history of Lebanon.

Raad’s photographic prints of changing building facades in Beirut was featured in Aperture magazine 198, Spring 2010 and We Decided to Let Them Say ‘We Are Convinced’ Twice was published in PHOTOart: Photography in the 21st Century (Aperture).