Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West

Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West
Library Shelf Location 18.RAKO
Publication Date 01 Jan 2017
Iraqi-American Michael Rakowitz's provocative multimedia projects confront popular political histories, particularly those of the US and Iraq. Whether serving Iraqi cuisine from his Enemy Kitchen food truck alongside Iraqi refugees and war vets, or recreating items lost during the 2003 looting of the National Museum in Baghdad, Rakowitz works to address the trauma created by Saddam Hussein's regime and the US. The book explores ten of Rakowitz's most renowned works and a new commission. The accompanying texts, drawings, and personal commentary offer a multi-faceted look at the artist's entire practice, demonstrating art's ability to engage and confront the viewer and to generate socio-political commentary across broad social and cultural divides.
ISBN 978-3791357478
Quantity 1
Pages 144 pages, 20.32 x 1.27 x 25.4 cm
Editor Sheila Majumdar
Author Omar Kholeif
Format Softcover
Publisher Prestel
Related Artist Michael Rakowitz
Category Artists' Monographs A-Z
Keywords Middle East, Sculpture, Sociology, Political Commentry, Dictatorship

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