Anyone in Atlanta who recalls Lisa Fischman’s 2002 “Paradise in Search of a Future” show at the Contemporary will be delighted at the chance to see Walid Raad’s video work on November 6 and the man himself on November 7 in ART PAPERS LIVE! at Emory University.
Details at http://www.artpapers.org/special_events/live.htm
Raad is remembered here for the Atlas Group project, featuring a full typology of all the models of automobiles involved in car bombings during the long Lebanese civil war, itself an event which has since gone through re-runs and sequels.
I saw Raad’s stuff first at the Contemporary, then a few months later at Documenta 11.
This visit will be different, and will include screenings at Emory University’s White Hall that you will not see elsewhere in Atlanta, and in very few locations anywhere else outside the inner circles of the art world.