An exhibition in Dubai uses 3D printing and digital scans and asks questions about the theft of cultural and material heritage in war-torn societies. On display are pieces such as Ali Cherri’s Graftings. Photo: Dani Baptista
An exhibition in Dubai uses 3D printing and digital scans and asks questions about the theft of cultural and material heritage in war-torn societies. On display are pieces such as Ali Cherri’s Graftings. Photo: Dani Baptista
Art

Technology gives stolen artefacts, lost histories new life at Dubai exhibition, but poses uncomfortable questions

  • The provocative show, titled Phantom Limb, was held in the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai and hosted work by 13 artists and collectives
  • The often hard-hitting pieces point to the problematic infatuation with new technology to preserve sites and artefacts that have been lost, the curator says

An exhibition in Dubai uses 3D printing and digital scans and asks questions about the theft of cultural and material heritage in war-torn societies. On display are pieces such as Ali Cherri’s Graftings. Photo: Dani Baptista
An exhibition in Dubai uses 3D printing and digital scans and asks questions about the theft of cultural and material heritage in war-torn societies. On display are pieces such as Ali Cherri’s Graftings. Photo: Dani Baptista
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