‘Archaic’: the Iraq Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (13.05-26.11.2017, Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti)

As soon as I heard the concept behind the Ruya Foundation‘s Iraq Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, I wanted to visit. The idea of reflecting on the dialogue of archaeological objects (some looted and subsequently returned) and artists was immediately appealing to a Middle Eastern archaeologist (me!), who has found creative collaborations immensely inspiring …

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