Hyperallergic has the exclusive premiere of Art21’s Haunting the West, a short film about Rakowitz’s artistic efforts to end the marginalization of West Asian art and history.
Iconic 12th-Century Mosque Destroyed During Battle of Mosul
The Grand Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul was destroyed as Iraqi forces were poised to retake the major Iraqi city that has been under ISIS control since 2014.
New York City Museum Celebrates the Culture of Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal
The Rubin Museum of Art opened an installation of Nepalese art today to launch its Honoring Nepal programming series, which celebrates the culture of the earthquake-devastated country.
China’s Terracotta Warriors Have a Smashing Cameo in ‘Furious Seven’
The most outrageous action sequence in the new blockbuster Furious Seven ends with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker plowing a car through a platoon of clay figures that look just like China’s Terracotta Army.
ISIS Video Shows Devastating Destruction of Ancient Assyria’s Capital
They were removing “signs of idolatry.” That’s what an ISIS fighter said in a video published online Saturday.
Landmark Sufi Shrine Destroyed by Islamists in Yemen
Haykal Bafana reported that “Al Qaeda militants [had] destroyed” the 800-year-old tomb of Sufi saint Sufyan bin Abdullah in Al Hota town, Lahij province, Yemen, on January 27.
Why Is No One Talking About Libya’s Cultural Destruction?
Over the past few years, Libya has been making archaeology headlines not for the exciting new discoveries there, but for the ruthless cultural destruction.