The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs

September 26 - November 23, 2008

Glassell School of Art

5101 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006- Get directions

(713) 639-7500

Ever get nostalgic for the glory days of deconstuction? Working as the
imaginary Atlas Group, provocative Lebanese-American artist Walid
Raad spent fifteen years either collecting or producing a
documentary-style archive of the Lebanese Civil Wars of 1975-1990.
Through the exhibition of the contrived foundation’s archive, Raad
confounded commentary and reportage, raising questions about
authorship, authenticity, and how we interpret more purportedly factual
representations of current and historical events. The upcoming show at
Glassell, part of the CORE exhibition series, presents two sets of
photographs and two video installations that play on fact, memoir and
reportage.

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