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It Was Restored Again

© Ellie Ga

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© Ellie Ga

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Ellie Ga

American, born 1976

It Was Restored Again, 2013

double slide projection of 160 slides

Edition: 2/2

dimensions variable

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Fellows for Life Fund, by exchange, 2014

2014:12.1a-b

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Provenance

the artist;
to Bureau, New York;
sold to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2014

Class

Projections

Work Type

Projection (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

It Was Restored Again comes from Ellie Ga's larger project  “Square, Octagon, Circle,” 2012–14, a series that uses the destroyed Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt, as a point of departure. Built in the 3rd century BCE, this remarkable symbol of technological advancement stood for centuries as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The slide installation It Was Restored Again stitches together centuries of efforts to understand and represent the lost Wonder. These include written and verbal descriptions, as well as images made by historians, archaeologists, artists, and proud Alexandrians. With an explorer’s intuition and the astute eye of an archivist, Ga gathers fleeting moments that often do not make it into the chronicles of history—materials she calls “discarded pieces of the past.”

Label from Ellie Ga: It Was Restored Again, May 31–September 14, 2014

 

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