explores the various ways in which art can begin to explain the causes, effects
and emotions of terrorist acts.
visual aspect of the art has a big impact on the viewer, managing to speak the
unspeakable through the pieces. The work looks at the conflict of different cultures
and tries to see the issue from all angles.
from Lakonikon, 2004, DVD © Pia Lindman |
from countries as diverse as England, USA, Israel, Northern Ireland and South
Africa are exhibiting work and they tackle the issue in different ways. Their
work is based on terrorism in the broadest sense of the word including an insight
into the cultural disorientation of an asylum seeker trying to adjust to a new
and sometimes hostile land.
artists use a varity of methods and media to get the message across. American
performance artist Pia Lindman has mimed newspaper photographs of people mourning
in Palestine, Israel and America.
After the Treason
of Images, 2001 © Kendell Geers|
Darke, an artist from Northern Ireland is exhibiting a piece consisting of 47
wooden spoons with a communist manifesto handwritten in pencil across them in
artists offer no definite answers to terrorism and in no way trivialise the issue
but they hope that their work will help to open our eyes to the problem.
artists exhibiting are:
Darke (Northern Ireland)
Mark Gaynor (UK)
Kendell Geers (South Africa)
Pia Lindman (USA)
Misha Myers and Dan Harris (UK)
Khaled Ramadan, Jacqueline
Doron Solomons (Israel).
exhibition will be accompanied by a publication of essays on the topic of art
in the age of terrorism as well as contributions from the artists.
talks will also be held at the gallery throughout the exhibition.
in the Age of Terrorism
12 November 2004
– 29 January 2005
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