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How do Archaeological Artifacts Gain Value? From the Ottoman Empire to Contemporary Iconographies of Iconoclasm

22.04.2015 | 17:00 - 19:00

Vorlesung von Prof. Wendy Shaw (PI an der BGSMCS)

How do Archaeological Artifacts Gain Value? From the Ottoman Empire to Contemporary Iconographies of Iconoclasm

How does archaeology acquire value? In light of renewed interest in archaeological value due to war and the purposeful destruction of cultural heritage in Mesopotamia, this lecture considers the legacy of constituting archaeological value in the Ottoman era,and contrasts this with the iconography of iconoclasm which has come to represent Islam in the present day. It then explores how alternative modes of value production, from those of the Ottoman legacy to contemporary art, can alter how we approach the problems of cultural destruction today.

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22.04.2015 | 17:00 - 19:00

Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin