Better Be Watching the Clouds | Walid Raad
Dates: August 31 – December 30, 2017
Location: Sfeir-Smeler Gallery
The exhibition debuts some of Walid Raad’s new works from three ongoing art projects along with a recent collaboration with Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury, A portrait of a Beirut Site Museum: Preface (2016-2026).
Born in 1967 in Lebanon, Walid Raad is Professor of Art at The Cooper Union (New York, USA). (2015), Museo Jumex Arte Contemporaneo (2016), Museo MADRE Napoli (2015), Carré d’Art, Musée d’Art contemporain, Nîmes (2014), Louvre, Paris (2013), Kunsthalle Zurich (2010), and The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2010). Raad is also the recipient of numerous awards, among which the Hasselblad Award (2011), the Alpert Award in Visual Arts (2007), the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2007), and the Camera Austria Award (2005).
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