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Walid Raad

February 5, 2016

The MoMA recently closed an exhibition featuring the work of Walid Raad, an artist who focuses on the history of Lebanon as his subject matter.

From the MoMA exhibition site:

This notebook contains 145 cut-out photographs of cars. They correspond to the exact make, model, and color of every car that was used as a car bomb between 1975 and 1991.

Each of the notebook pages includes a cut-out photograph of a car that matches the make, model, and color of a car that was used as a car bomb, as well as text written in Arabic that details the place, time, and date of the explosion, the number of casualties, the perimeter of destruction, the exploded car’s engine and axle numbers, and the weight and type of the explosives used.

http://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1493?locale=en

http://www.vam.ac.uk/users/node/18054

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