The Atlas Group

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Walid Raad MoMA Installation View 2015
Museum of Modern Art, 2015

The Atlas Group is a project established by Walid Raad in Beirut in 1989 to research and document the contemporary history of Lebanon, with a focus on the Lebanese wars from 1975 till 1990. Appropriating the aspects of literary fiction and conceptual photography, sound and video, The Atlas Group locates, preserves, studies and produces documents that shed light on this particular period. These documents, preserved in The Atlas Group Archive which is located in Beirut and New York, could be potential artefacts for the writing of a new history of Lebanon.

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