Les Louvres and/or Kicking the Dead
7, 8 September
17:00 and 20:00, Hanzas Perons, Hanzas iela 16a
20:00, Hanzas Perons, Hanzas iela 16a
€ 15 / € 10*
About the artists
Walid Raad is a contemporary Lebanese artist based in the US known for his sharp, critical, committed, and often witty perspective on the complexity of the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1991) and on developments in the art world of the Middle East. Working across differentart fields, Raad probes the function memory serves in forming the history of war and art. Raad uses video, photography, multimedia installations, performances, and essays.
Walid Raad is the recipient of the 2011 Hasselblad-Prize, the 2007 Alpert Award for Visual Arts, and the 2007 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. His works have been exhibited at Documenta 11 in Kassel, Germany, The Venice Bennale in Venice, Italy, The Whitney Biennial in New York, The Ayloul Festival in Beirut, Lebanon, as well as other events and museums throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East. He currently lives in New York, where he is an associate professor at the Cooper Union School of Art.
Conceived and performed by Walid Raad
Touring support: Celeste Rottiers
Technical support: Herman Sorgeloos
A coproduction with steirischerherbst; Buda / NEXT Festival; HAU Hebbel am Ufer; Fast Forward Festival / Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens; Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS; Festival d’Automne à Paris
With support from Sylvie Winckler
17:00 and 20:00
€ 15 / € 10*
* Reduced price for students, seniors, people with disabilities