A library rises from the ashes – New Aga Khan Museum installation

A library rises from the ashes - New Aga Khan Museum installationA new interactive work offers a symbolic remedy for the devastating loss of literature when the University of Baghdad’s College of Fine Arts was destroyed

A library rises from the ashes in Wafaa Bilal’s new Aga Khan Museum installation

When books are destroyed en masse, as they are during wars and periods of ideological or religious fervour, global indignation is as great as if humanity itself were under attack. Destroying a library is to rape a culture.

The artist Wafaa Bilal addresses such a loss in his installation at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, opening on July 14

Source: A library rises from the ashes in Wafaa Bilal’s new Aga Khan Museum installation

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