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The art of conflict

King’s War Studies researchers – experts from different disciplines of politics, law, history, science, philosophy and psychology – have all examined global conflicts past and present for the last 60 years, researching and teaching the complexities of war and its impact. In addition to these more traditional disciplines, the Department of War Studies aims to encourage the exploration of conflict through art, with an artist-in-residence.

Artists through the ages have captured the agony of war, adding a significant voice alongside academic rigour to how we view and understand the world – and ultimately the pursuit of peace.

The current Leverhulme artist-in-residence, Baptist Coelho, explores how conflict affects and relates to everyday life. You can see his work, together with internationally renowned artists, Jananne Al-Ani and Shaun Gladwell, at the exhibition, Traces of War, running from October 26th to December 18th at the Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing. 

Selection of Images available to view in Traces of War, 26 October – 18 December 2016