Michael Rakowitz (b. 1973, New York) is one of 63 artists to receive the 2015 Graham Foundation Grant for his project The Flesh is Yours, The Bones are Ours at the 14th Istanbul Biennial (September 5 - Nov 1, 2015). Michael's project "develops around the legacy of an Armenian plaster caster named Garabet Cezayirliyan, who was responsible for crafting the old moldings and friezes installed on the facades of the Art Nouveau edifices in Istanbul, many of which remain visible today. Rakowitz's work engages with this craft as an opening to larger questions about the transmission of knowledge and the maintenance of tradition as a resistance against cultural erasure." Click here for the full press release.
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