Art installation in Canada helps rebuild burnt-out library in Iraq

Art installation in Canada helps rebuild burnt-out library in Iraq
Visitors to the Toronto show look at a photograph of the burned-out Baghdad Library in the aftermath of the 2003 US military campaign Photo: The Art Newspaper / Aly Manji

A project at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto challenges the public to help restore a Baghdad art college’s collection

An eerie display at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto evokes both a presence and an absence: a row of white bookshelves filled with thousands of identical white covered books—all blank inside. The challenge for the public is to fill the void. The project, called 168:01, is the latest iteration of a travelling installation by the Iraqi-American artist Wafaa Bilal as a response to the looting and destruction of cultural institutions during war.

More at the source: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/aga-khan-wafaa-bilal-rebuild-library-baghdad-toronto

Author: ismailimail

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