Under the generic title Scratching on things I could disavow, Walid Raad has since 2007 developed a project focusing on the emergence of new artistic infrastructures in the Arab world in the era of globalization. Against the background of the region’s geopolitical, economic, social and military conflicts, these cultural changes, says Raad, “embody a problematic but fertile ground for artistic creation.” The photographer, video artist, researcher and teacher continues: “The works and stories that I offer through this project were shaped by my encounters in the field with individuals, economies, concepts and forms.”
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