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maarnayeri:

Iraqi student Zeidoun Alkinani protesting the posession of ancient Iraqi artifacts by Germans at the Babylonian Ishtar Gate in the Pergamon Museum of Berlin.
Prior to World War I, German archaeologists excavated large numbers of ancient artifacts across what is today Iraq and shipped them to Germany as part of a larger phenomenon of cultural pillage by European archaeologists across the Middle East that continued for decades.
In 2002, Iraqi officials asked for the return of the Gate, to no avail. A year later, the U.S. invaded the country.
via The Ajam Media Collective

maarnayeri:

Iraqi student Zeidoun Alkinani protesting the posession of ancient Iraqi artifacts by Germans at the Babylonian Ishtar Gate in the Pergamon Museum of Berlin.

Prior to World War I, German archaeologists excavated large numbers of ancient artifacts across what is today Iraq and shipped them to Germany as part of a larger phenomenon of cultural pillage by European archaeologists across the Middle East that continued for decades.

In 2002, Iraqi officials asked for the return of the Gate, to no avail. A year later, the U.S. invaded the country.

via The Ajam Media Collective

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Time Noble & Sue Webster, Wedding Cake, 2008.

Time Noble & Sue Webster, Wedding Cake, 2008.

hyperallergic:

Taj Bourgeois, “Safeway sign converted into a Rothko painting” (2013)

hyperallergic:

Taj Bourgeois, “Safeway sign converted into a Rothko painting” (2013)

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hyperallergic:

Music for a Solemn Space: The First Contemporary Art at the Cloisters

Janet Cardiff: “The Forty Part Motet” at the Cloisters (all photographs by the author for…

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hyperallergic:

Music for a Solemn Space: The First Contemporary Art at the Cloisters

Janet Cardiff: “The Forty Part Motet” at the Cloisters (all photographs by the author for…

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artlog:

Marjorie Salvaterra isn’t afraid to take chances. In her series, “Her”, she turns the mirror on herself and her own tangled feelings of what it means, in a universal sense, to be a woman and a mother.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1j4QTVt

artlog:

Marjorie Salvaterra isn’t afraid to take chances. In her series, “Her”, she turns the mirror on herself and her own tangled feelings of what it means, in a universal sense, to be a woman and a mother.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1j4QTVt