Birch Contemporary

Rouzbeh Akhbari: Spoliation

Within the domain of architecture, Spolia refers to the practice of repurposing ancient building stones for new construction or monuments. Similarly, in the field of forensics, Spoliation refers to the destruction or material alteration of evidence, or to the failure to preserve property for another’s use as evidence, in pending or reasonably foreseeable litigation. This exhibition aims to bear witness and trace the declaration and demise of twenty nine shipping skids as vernacular institutional stabilizers for the Art Gallery of Ontario and Bank of Nova Scotia.