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    Artist Uses 3-D Printing to Give ISIS the Middle Finger

    What’s past is printed. Iranian-born Morehshin Allahyari is exhibiting 3-D printed recreations of twelve historical artifacts destroyed by ISIS in 2015. Allahyari says the work, prompted by the militants’ ransacking of Iraq’s Mosul museum, is “a ‘f- - - you’ to ISIS in some ways.” The exhibition is also a meditation on the nature of conservation and cultural ownership in the digital age — when files for 3-D prints of iconic monuments can be easily bought and sold, even after the original artifacts no longer exist.

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