Traces of War: A Pre-Exhibition Symposium
Saturday 1st October, 13.15-17.15, Old Anatomy Lecture Theatre, King’s College London followed by a wine reception.
Opening Tuesday 25 October 2016, 18.00-20.30
Inigo Rooms, King’s College London, Somerset House East Wing, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
RSVP before 14 October to firstname.lastname@example.org
Traces of War is a major new exhibition from King’s College London. Curated by Cecile Bourne-Farrell and Professor Vivienne Jabri, the exhibition brings together three internationally renowned artists, Jananne Al-Ani, Baptist Coelho, and Shaun Gladwell to explore the relationship between war and the everyday.
The exhibition reimagines war beyond its exceptionality, locating it in spaces where it would be least expected. At the same time, the art works reveal the sheer power of the everyday, as life itself and in its most ordinary makes its presence felt in the most dangerous locations of war.
Working primarily with photography, film and multi-media installations, all three artists have direct experience of the zones of conflict and war, from Iraq, to India, to Bangladesh, to Afghanistan, and then ‘back home’ where the traces of war are revealed again, as if there is no such thing as leaving war behind.
This exhibition, in the Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, is presented by the Department War Studies and Cultural Programming at King’s College London. More information is available on the King’s website.
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