'Walid Raad is one of the leading artists of his generation. His works explore historical, political, economic, and aesthetic facts and fictions related to the lebanese wars and to "Arab" art. This book surveys almost three decades of Raad's practice in a variety of mediums- including photography, video, and performance-while focusing on his groundbreaking project The Atlas Group (1989-2004) and his ongoing work Scratching on things I could disavow (2007-). Essays by Eva Respini and Finbarr Barry Flood place Raad's art in the international context of contemporary artmaking, and the book includes a special eighteen-page visual contribution by Raad himself. It is published to accompany the first comprehensive exhibition of his work in the United States.' - from the front flap
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The selected publications on this page present the varied ways artists, curators, and researchers experiment with performance. For some, performance is a way to defy the commodification of art, a physical intervention into dominant narratives, or an enactment that eludes state control. Performance may be a protest that takes place in the theatre, on the streets, in a café, or in a private setting. For others, it is experimentation with the form: a transformation, appropriation, or expansion of dance, theatre, and film.