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"Fragments," Tabet's solo at Sfeir-Semler Gallery, assembles seven of the artist's new works alongside a book and performance. The project began when the artist looked into the story of his great-grandfather, Faik Borcoche, who worked with German diplomat Max von Oppenheim, who headed the archaeological dig of Syria's Tell Halaf.Interrupted by the World War I, it took Oppenheim just shy of 40 years to complete the dig, many of whose artifacts were taken to Berlin – only to be destroyed during World War II when a phosphorus bomb hit the Tell Halaf Museum.The exhibition explores Tabet's connection to Tell Halaf, while posing broader questions on the role of cultural heritage, borders and cultural appropriation.In the adjacent gallery, Tabet's works reference Tell Halaf artifacts that were lost or destroyed over the last century. In the wake of the World War II, 27,000 fragments from the bombed museum remain in storage at Berlin's Pergamon Museum, awaiting reconstruction.
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