SITELAB 10: MICHAEL RAKOWITZ

When:
May 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2018-05-24T17:00:00-06:00
2018-05-24T19:00:00-06:00
Where:
SITE Santa Fe
1606 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
505 989 1199

In his work, Iraqi-American Michael Rakowitz attempts to undo the cultural erasure of Iraq. In works like The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, he recreates some of the many antiquities that have been destroyed, looted, and removed from Iraq’s museums and ancient sites over centuries. To create his reconstructions, Rakowitz uses papier-mâché, Arabic newspapers, and the packaging of Middle Eastern foodstuffs to make to-scale replicas of these lost or threatened objects.