How Can Fiction Replace Reality?

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The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design says
This is a free, ticketed event. Get tickets on the registration page:

Doors will open at 6 PM.

Ticket holders must arrive before 6:20 PM to claim their seats.

Photography and video recording are strictly prohibited at this event.

“How can fiction replace reality?” will explore the role of narrative constructions in our understanding of reality and the arguably false dyads of truth and fiction; nature and culture; authenticity and corruption.

Moderated by Charles Stankievech, Director of the Visual Studies program at the Daniels Faculty.

Walid Raad is an artist and a Professor of Art in The Cooper Union (New York, USA). Raad’s works include The Atlas Group, a fifteen-year project between 1989 and 2004 about the contemporary history of Lebanon, and the ongoing projects Scratching on Things I Could Disavow and Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut). His books include Walkthrough, The Truth Will Be Known When The Last Witness Is Dead, My Neck Is Thinner Than A Hair, Let’s Be Honest The Weather Helped, and Scratching on Things I Could Disavow.

Raad’s solo exhibitions include the Louvre (Paris), The Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA), Kunsthalle Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland), The Whitechapel Art Gallery (London, UK), Festival d’Automne (Paris, France), Kunsten Festival des Arts (Brussels, Belgium), The Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin, Germany). His works have also been shown in Documenta 11 and 13 (Kassel, Germany), The Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy), Whitney Bienniale 2000 and 2002 (New York, USA), Sao Paulo Bienale (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Istanbul Biennal (Istanbul, Turkey), Homeworks I and III (Beirut, Lebanon) and numerous other museums, biennales and venues in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas.
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By: The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design