December 2, 2005 - Vera List Center for Art and Politics - The Atlas Group
December 2, 2005

The Atlas Group

The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School

The Atlas Group, ‘Nassar’, 2005

The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School presents
My Neck Is Thinner Than a Hair: A History of the Car Bomb in the 1975-1991 Lebanese War
Volume 1: January 21, 1986
Lecturer: Walid Raad, on behalf of The Atlas Group

Tuesday, December 6, 2005, 8:00 PM
The New School, Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, New York City
Admission free for students with valid ID

On January 21, 1986, a car bomb exploded in the Furn Ech Chubak district of Beirut, one of 245 that were to shake Beirut at regular intervals during the years of the 1975-1991 Lebanese war. My Neck is Thinner Than a Hair is part of an on-going investigation by The Atlas Group into the events and experiences surrounding the use of car bombs in the Lebanese wars, and the multiple dimensionssocial, political, economic, military, technological, psychological and epistemicof the wars. It is part of the first volume of a multi-volume project undertaken by Tony Chakar, Bilal Khbeiz and Walid Raad, the 2004/2005 Vera List Center Fellow.

To purchase tickets, contact boxoffice@newschool.edu or 212.229.5488.

This project is co-produced by The Atlas Group (Beirut / New York), Ashkal Alwan (Beirut), Kunsten Festival des Arts (Brussels), House of World Cultures (Berlin), Spectacles Vivants, Centre Pompidou (Paris), and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

Of related interest is an upcoming exhibition by Walid Raad / The Atlas Group at The Kitchen, opening January 7, 2006.

The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School is dedicated to serving as catalyst for the discourse on the role of the arts in society and their relationship to the socio-political climate in which they are created. It seeks to achieve this through the organization of public programs and forums that respond to the pressing social and political issues of our time as they are being articulated by visual and performing artists. The center engages the university community, the people of New York, and national and international audiences in an exploration of new possibilities for civic engagement.

For further information on the Vera List Center, contact kuonic@newschool.edu or 212.229.2436.

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