Rakowitz has installed at the Wellin a partial reconstruction of “Room H” within the Northwest Palace of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud.
Artists included in the Gulf Wars exhibition say they were disregarded and demeaned after speaking up against MoMA Chairman Leon Black, owner of a security firm linked to untold carnage in Iraq.
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.
In these new works, including a major commission, Rakowitz continues his efforts to complicate the narrative around cultural patrimony. On view through June 2021.
The artist posted a statement next to the paused video, demanding two of the museum’s trustees divest from private prison companies and defense contractors.
Los Angeles’s city-funded triennial, Current:LA Food, has been hosting community meals that are open to the public throughout the city, though the events are still dominated by art world figures.
Throughout his career, Rakowitz has been making artful reconstructions of lost heritage.
The artist shares his thoughts on museums, power, art, and ideology.
“A Time for Seditious Speech” aims to show that speech can serve as a call to direct action, sometimes even violence.
In this exhibition contemporary artworks are paired with works that have been destroyed or lost to the annals of art history.
These assemblages showcase art’s power and, poignantly its limitations, to effect material transformations.
For his podcast project Radio Silence, Rakowitz is bringing together stories from members of Philadelphia’s Iraqi community and US soldiers who served in Iraq.