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Birthplace U.S.A.
Year of birth 1973
Rakowitz has carried out numerous projects that focus on marginalized members of society and the destruction of cultures by war. In What Dust Will Rise?, he used stone from Bamiyan, Afghanistan, the place known for the colossal Buddha destroyed by the Taliban, and created copies of books from a library in Kassel, Germany, which was bombed by the British in 1941. Rakowitz aligns himself with the bearers of memories of loss, and seeks to regenerate lost heritage through art.