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168:01 – A Library Rising From the Ashes, Wafaa Bilal

Artist Wafaa Bilal’s library of empty white books is a wordless memorial to two lost literary collections, and a call-to-action. In 2003, the University of Baghdad’s College of Fine Arts collection was destroyed in a fire set by looters during the invasion of Iraq; in 1258, soldiers dumped books from Baghdad’s House of Wisdom into the Tigris River. But all is not lost: the books will be shipped back to Baghdad to replenish the library. Donate a volume to the exhibition from a list compiled by the university, and take home a blank book, waiting to be written.

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Categories: Exhibits

Aga Khan Museum

77 Wynford Dr
North York M3C 1K1


Jul 14 - Aug 19