Walid Ra’ad

I was introduced to the work of Walid Ra’ad and the Atlas Group by an artist friend of mine this summer, and want to look at it in more depth.

Ra’ad is based in Beirut and New York, and his work is published and/or exhibited under numerous alter egos – Dr. Fadl Fakhouri, Souheil Bachar, Operator #17, and the Atlas Group, among others. Since he changes what he says at different times and in different places according to the audience and their knowledge, he questions notions of truth, authenticity, authorship and history. Continue reading “Walid Ra’ad”