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Walid Raad

Those who lack in imagination cannot imagine what is lacking

By HG Masters

For Walid Raad, the question is not whether to remember or to forget Lebanon's modern history, but how.

The table in an Upper East Side café in New York, where ArtAsiaPacific met 

Walid Raad in June 2009. Photo by Curtis Hamilton for AAP.

(Detail) PART I_CHAPTER 1_SECTION 79: WALID SADEK’S LOVE IS BLIND (MODERN ART OXFORD, UK, 2006), 2009, mixed media, 4 x 10.3 m.

“Would a Lebanese artist ever erase another’s work, like…

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