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Walid Raad/The Atlas Group, I might die before I get a rifle_Device VII, 2004/2018 Pigmented inkjet print. Courtesy the artist & Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg / Beirut

Walid Raad

Let’s be honest, the weather helped

15.2 – 10.5 2020


Opens in 67 days

This Walid Raad retrospective features documents and scenarios that he either wishes existed or fears are already in existence.We also meet the artist himself in a comprehensive performance work.

Walid Raad began his artist career in the late 1980s and has worked primarily on three major projects: The Atlas Group, Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut), and Scratching on Things I Could Disavow. These projects are closely linked to his experiences of growing up in Beirut during the civil war in Lebanon, moving to New York, and having an emerging career in a globally expansive art world.

Walid Raad engages how violence affects bodies, minds, culture and tradition. In his photographs, videotapes, sculptures, texts and mixed media installations, Raad proceeds from historical events to imagine seemingly ludicrous, bizarre, and wondrous situations and documents. A performance at the intersection between lecture, guided tour and theatre is centrally placed in the exhibition.

Walid Raad was born in 1967 in Lebanon. He currently lives in Medusa, in upstate New York.

Curator: Fredrik Liew


Admission: 150 kr
Reduced admission: 120 kr (for seniors and students)

Free admission for those 18 and under and Friends of Moderna Museet.

School visit

Welcome to visit the exhibition with you school class! To avoid double bookings for guided tours, please contact our booking office in good time and notify us of the date of your visit. E-mail: booking office

Free admission for:

  • School classes with pupils under the age 18 (with a teacher)
  • Accompanying teachers and assistants
  • SFI-classes

Book a guided tour or workshop

Combine your museum visit with a guided tour or an inspiring workshop session. We have different workshops for pupils 13 years and older, and 4–12 years old.

Book a guided tour and/or workshop

Read more about school visits: School

The exhibition is on the 4th floor


Walid Raad, 'Les Louvres and/or Kicking the Dead' (Still from Presentation), 2018 ONASSIS, Athens 2018. Photo: Elina Giounanli
Walid Raad, Appendix 137_106, 2018 Courtesy the artist & Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg / Beirut © Walid Raad

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Walid Raad

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Walid Raad

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