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Artists' responses to the Iraq war

Exhibition based on Alan Ingram’s research

Artists' responses to the Iraq war

A new exhibition at UCL, curated by Dr Alan Ingram, explores how artists with diverse practices and perspectives experienced the 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq and how they responded by engaging with questions of space, place, landscape and territory.

The exhibition brings together artists from Iraq and Britain to show six works that give material form to the violence, anxiety and ruin of war, but also raise questions about resistance, resilience and dreams of peace. Opening in the week of the tenth anniversary of the invasion, it presents alternative perspectives on the conflict and challenges ways of seeing war.

Geographies of War | Iraq Revisited is based on research conducted by Alan, of UCL Geography, supported by a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship. The exhibition and related events are organised in conjunction with Reel Iraq 2013, a festival of Iraqi arts and culture taking place in cities across the UK, The Mosaic Rooms and Ark Space. Public engagement in the project is being supported by UCL.

The exhibition is in the North Lodge of the College, just to the left of the main entrance to UCL in Gower Street. It's free to attend and runs from 11am to 6pm daily, from 18-27 March 2013.


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Black Rain (2012) by Yousif Naser


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