The Atlas Group adds immeasurably to the history of the Lebanese wars by constructing new evidence, documenting the experience of new individuals and giving us the chance to engage in a new interpretation. The artists diplay two projects from the archive titled: 'It Was More Convincing This Way' (2001), and 'We Can Make Rain But No One Came to Ask' (2004).
We Are A Fair Peop. We Never Speak Well Of One Another
An Exhibition of documents from The Atlas Group Archive.
In this exhibtion, The Atlas Group diplays two projects from the archive titled: We Decided To Let Them Say ''We Are Convinced Twice.'' It Was More Convincing This Way (Marwan Hanna, 2001), and We Can Make Rain But No One Came to Ask (The Atlas Group in collaboration with Walid Raad, Tony Chakar, Bilal Khbeiz, and with the support of Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov, and Brad Samuels, 2004).
Perceptions of historical events are inevitably established on the evidence of selective information and the interpretation of the facts by those into whose hands they fall. There is evidence, experience, and interpretation.
The Atlas Group adds immeasurably to the history of the Lebanese wars by constructing new evidence, documenting the experience of new individuals and giving us the chance to engage in a new interpretation. This is achieved through an astonishing level of verisimilitude that puts into question the distinctions between fact and fiction and with a humanity and humour that reignites our curiosity in the truth.
Work from The Atlas Group Archive has been exhibited extensively over the past two years and was featured to great acclaim in Documenta XI.
Numerous performance/lectures by Walid Raad have taken place all over Europe and America.
Opening: November 18 th
Anthony Reynolds Gallery
60 Great Marlborough Street - London