Walid Raad - The Atlas Group (1989-2004) - 2006

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Walid Raad - The Atlas Group (1989-2004) - 2006
Photography - Quantity: 1 - small booklet - Book

Sought after book, "artist book", by Walid Raad. Rare.
Very good to excellent condition. Unread. With slight shelf-wear.
Additional small booklet inside in German language.
Small unintrusive collectors bookplate.

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Walid Raad (born 1967 in Chbanieh, Lebanon) is a contemporary media artist. The Atlas Group is a fictional collective, the work of which is produced by Walid Raad. He lives and works in New York, where he is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Art at the Cooper Union School of Art.

In the late 1990s Raad created a fictional foundation called The Atlas Group in order to accommodate and contextualise his growing output of works documenting the Lebanese Civil Wars, generally dated 1975–1990.

Under the name of Atlas Group, Raad made a series of books published by Walther König: a sort of imaginary collection of Dr. Fakhouri's found notebooks reports on Lebanon's 15 year civil war. Atlas Group has been included in two Whitney Biennials in New York (2000 and 2002), Documenta 11in Kassel, Germany (2002) with the following year his work was included in the Venice Biennale. Raad's first solo exhibition in the United States was held in 2006 at the Kitchen, New York whereas his first solo show in Middle East has happened only 2 years later, at the Galerie Sfeir-Semler in Beirut.

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Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Photography
Author/ Illustrator
Walid Raad
Book Title
The Atlas Group (1989-2004)
Condition
Fine
Publication year oldest item
2006
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English, German
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln
Binding/ Material
Softback
Extras
small booklet
Number of pages
135
Dimensions
29×21 cm
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