In Acts of Resistance, Artists and Scholars Digitally Reconstruct the Past – Claire Voon – Hyperallergic

(image: Piers Secunda, “ISIS Bullet Hole Painting (Assyrian Horse)” (2015))

“In the past year alone, members of ISIS have marred cultural treasures in Iraq and Syria, taking sledgehammers and drills to statues at the Mosul Museum and delivering numerous blows to the ancient site of Palmyra, including its 1,800-year-old Arch of Triumph. With no end to such relentless destruction in sight — unfortunately, the savagery seems to only grow — the documentation and preservation of such artifacts of cultural heritage have become duties we must approach with a sense of urgency.” read full