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Art & Reconciliation

This event series is part of Reconciliations, an exhibition running in parallel at The Exchange, Bush House, King’s College London from 1 November-14 December 2018, and at The Knapp Gallery, Regent’s University London, from 1 November 2018-19 January 2019.

Exhibition Opening Times, Exchange, Bush House, NE Wing, 30 Aldwych

9-6pm, Monday-Friday, FREE entry

The exhibitions are part of a major AHRC-funded project, ‘Art & Reconciliation: Conflict, Culture and Community’, led by King’s in collaboration with the University of the Arts London and the London School of Economics, and funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Partnership for Conflict Crime and Security Research Programme (PaCCS) and by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Art and Reconciliation explores the politics of reconciliation across the Western Balkans and beyond from a variety of perspectives in three strands; History, Discourse and Practice. The exhibitions offer a chance to see the specific project art commissions, as well as other works relating to the broader concept of ‘reconciliation’. 

Events Programme

31 October 2018, 2-4pm,  London College of Communication

Forensic Aesthetics

Artist Vladimir Miladinović will discuss his work from the project Rendered History, which deals with wartime and post-war trauma of the former Yugoslav societies.


Thursday 1 November 2018, 7-9pm, The Exchange, Bush House NE Wing, 

Exhibition opening/Private View


Wednesday 7 November 2018, 630-8pm, The Exchange

Art and Reconciliation: A Conversation

Artist in Residence, Dr Milena Michalski, In Conversation with artists on the theme of reconciliation and art.


Thursday 15 November 2018, 630-8pm, The Exchange

Text Illuminations: Data, discourses and representation

Panel discussion with artist, Dr Nela Milic (University of the Arts London) and political scientists, Dr Denisa Kostovicova, Dr Ivor Sokolic and Tom Paskhalis of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).


Wednesday 21 November 2018, 1-2.30pm, The Exchange, Room 1.02

Film Screening: Rope by Ziyah Gafić


Wednesday 21 November 2018, 630-8pm, The Exchange

Reconciling Experience: Dance Excerpt, Q&A and Reception

Choreography by Roman Baca, Fulbright Scholar, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and former US Marine.

This choreography aims to explore how the experience of serving in the military becomes embodied and carried over into everyday life. 


Wednesday 28 November 2018, 2.4pm, London College of Communication

Photography and art in Post-Conflict Society

Photographer Ziyah Gafić will present his work on the post war legacy of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.


Thursday 29 November – Saturday 1 December 2018, Bush House

Symposium: Art and Reconciliation

Keynotes: Valentin Inzko, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Marcus Ferrar, Chair, Dresden Trust Council Room, King’s College London


Friday 30 November, 7-9pm, Anatomy Museum, Strand Campus

Dance Performance by TouchDown Dance Co., followed by Q&A.

Choreography: Angus Balbernie
Dancers: Katy Dymoke, Robert Anderson, Jamus Wood, Holly Thomas

Respondent: Dr Henry Redwood, ESRC Post-doctoral Fellow, Dept of War Studies, King's.


Saturday 1 December 2018, 2-4pm

Exhibition Public View


Monday December 3 2018, 5-6pm, The Knapp Gallery, Regent's University London

Reconciliations: Art, Conflict and Experience: Mladen Miljanovic

Mladen will talk about the work in the context of his personal experience of child living literally on the frontline, growing up surrounded by soldiers, and violence and how it influenced his identity and his work.

Previous events in Art & Reconciliation

1 Nov


01 November 2018, 19:00 to 1 December 2018, 19:00

Reconciliations is a major public exhibition running in parallel at the Exchange, Bush House from 1…

29 Nov

Symposium: Art and Reconciliation

29 November 2018, 09:30 to 1 December 2018, 17:00

Participants, artists, practitioners and academics will explore: What is reconciliation? What…