Les Louvres and/or Kicking the dead
2018.11.10 > 2018.11.17
as part of the Festival d’Automne in Paris
On the border between theatre and visual arts, Walid Raad brings the spectators on a quest that led him from a Belgian museum devoted to the First World War to the Louvre in Abu Dhabi. In this guided tour of a new genre, that is based on the exhibited artworks and on projected images and videos, he weaves the web of a fiction that is at once documentary and fantastic. Considerations and discoveries overlap, without detour, namely with the history of one of the highest towers in New York or with the sweat of the workers of the Emirates.