Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right New York State icon-chevron-right New York icon-chevron-right Walid Raad

Walid Raad

Art, Contemporary art Paula Cooper Gallery , Chelsea Tuesday May 21 2019 - Friday May 24 2019
Walid Raad, Installation view
Photograph: Steven Probert, courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery

Born in Lebanon, Raad has long explored the many manifestations of violence committed by and against both individuals and the state. The work in this show is a case in point: It revisits the Lebanese capital of Beirut, once known as the Paris of the Middle East, in the aftermath of the bloody 25-year-long civil war that leveled the city. Raad contemplates Beirut’s future through the prism of its apocalyptic past in pieces like a panoramic video projection of ruined buildings being demolished for reconstruction, in which the footage has been edited to appear like an animated Rorschach test.


Venue name: Paula Cooper Gallery
Address: 521 W 21st St
New York

Cross street: between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
Opening hours: Tue–Sat 10am–6pm
Transport: Subway: C, E to 23rd St
Event website:
Static map showing venue location
    • Paula Cooper Gallery
    • Paula Cooper Gallery
    • Paula Cooper Gallery
    • Paula Cooper Gallery
1 person listening