War, Art and Visual Culture: London is a one-day symposium addressing today’s images of war, terror and political violence. These images are unlike those of the past – and the stakes are particularly high. News images of attacks on major cities are immediate and their presentation emotive, videos of military strikes and terror incidents spark across the internet in seconds. Contemporary artists and photojournalists reflect on these images, sometimes offering alternative perspectives on war and violence. War, Art and Visual Culture: London is the second of a series of three international symposia being held this year in Sydney, London and Los Angeles as part of the Art in Conflict project – the London symposium consists of four expert panels of high-profile practitioners, curators and theorists, addressing displacement, temporality, photography and the postcolonial body.
War, Art and Visual Culture: London is hosted with the generous support of War Studies, Kings College London.
The Art in Conflict project is led by Curtin University in Perth, Australia, in collaboration with University of Melbourne, UNSW Art & Design and University of Manchester, in partnership with the Australian War Memorial and the National Trust (NSW). This project is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council. Art in Conflict (LP170100039) receives a Linkage Project grant of $293,380.