Walid Raad, Scratching on things I could disavow: Walkthrough, 2015. Part of Walid Raad, The Museum of Modern Art, October 12, 2015 – January 31, 2016. Photo by Julieta Cervantes. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
All performances are sold out.
The ICA/Boston presents Walkthrough, by leading contemporary artist Walid Raad, as part of his first comprehensive museum survey in the United States. Central to the exhibition is the importance of performance, narrative, and storytelling in Raad’s oeuvre. The artist will give 55-minute presentations in the ICA’s West Gallery multiple times over the duration of the exhibition. Raad’s current ongoing project, Scratching on things I could disavow, examines the recent emergence in the Arab world of new infrastructures for the visual arts—art fairs, biennials, museums, and galleries—alongside the geopolitical, economic, and military conflicts that have consumed the region.
Walkthrough is free with museum admission; advance tickets are required. Online tickets include museum admission. (Students at member universities may reserve tickets at the Box Office at 617-478-3103.)
Please note that access to portions of the exhibition Walid Raad will be restricted during Walkthrough performances for a total of 90 minutes per performance. Please plan your visit accordingly.
At the request of the artist, no one will be admitted after the performance has begun, so please arrive at the performance prior to the time indicated on your ticket. Unclaimed seats will be redistributed 15 minutes before the performance begins. Walkthrough is 55 minutes long and attendees should plan to stay for the entire duration.
For visitors unable to attend during a performance, an audio recording of Walkthrough will be available on the ICA Mobile Guide starting February 24.