Jan 16, 2018

Better be watching the clouds_Plate 438

Better be watching the clouds_Plate 438

2000, printed 2017

Walid Raad

(Lebanese, b. 1967)

Pigmented inkjet print mounted to Dibond

Sheet: 76.2 x 50.8 cm (30 x 20 in.); Secondary Support: 76.2 x 50.8 cm (30 x 20 in.); Frame: 78.1 x 52.7 x 3.5 cm (30 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

Alma Kroeger Fund 2017.196



Walid Raad uses storytelling and surreal images to ask questions about political history and what is true. Here, herbs in a Middle Eastern botanical guidebook bloom with the face of Lebanese politician Kamal Joumblatt. According to Raad, the collaged page belonged to a former Lebanese intelligence officer and botanist who assigned floral code names to world leaders during the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1991).

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PR - Computer
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Alma Kroeger Fund

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