The Labour of Missing, 2011

Walid Sadek
The Labour of Missing, 2011
Site-specific installation
Installation view
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Photo by Alfredo Rubio


Walid Sadek began to posit, mostly in theoretical texts, ways of understanding the complexity of lingering civil strife in times of relative social and economical stability. His recent written work, in art and in writing, endeavours to structure a theory for approaching the ambivalence of living through a protracted civil-war.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 10


Sadek, Walid

The Labour of Missing

Over the past decade Walid Raad has been fascinated by the emergence of new art museums, galleries, schools and cultural foundations in Arab cities, by way of which the makers, sponsors, consumers, forms and histories of Arab art are becoming more and more visible.