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Michael Rakowitz

Michael Rakowitz, The invisible enemy should not exist (Lamassu of Nineveh) (detail), 2018
Commissioned for Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth, London

Michael Rakowitz is among those selected to create new works through Imperial War Museums' 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund- the official UK arts programme for the First World War centenary.

At BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz will develop a new commission that considers anti-war activism as the foundation for a monument that can serve as a catalyst for healing, cultural exchange and kinship. Presented in BALTIC’s largest gallery space from summer 2023, Rakowitz’s project will invite Gateshead’s local communities to participate in the making of a public space that considers how personal and collective histories interweave through the aspects of cultural heritage that sustain life – from objects to food, stories and rituals – and how they can be used as a form of resistance.

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