The Ruya Foundation has launched Fatherland, the catalogue for the Iraq Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. The new publication includes an essay on the artist Serwan Baran by the art historian Natasha Gasparian and illustrations of Baran’s new commissions and preliminary sketches for the exhibition. As part of his research for the Fatherland exhibition, Baran collected the letters of dead Iraqi soldiers to their families. A selection of these appears in the catalogue, alongside two poems by the Iraqi poets Sargon Boulos and Abdul Amir Jaras, which have been translated for the first time for the publication.