Visions of War Above and Below

Stealth by Peter Kalkhof
Date: 2nd Apr 2015 - 25th Sep 2015 Event Type: History Venue: Imperial War Museum Price: Free Tickets: N/A Nearest Hotel: H10 London Waterloo

Event Details

Visions of War Above and Below is the Imperial War Museum’s expansive examination of war in the air, as depicted by artists.

Spanning the twentieth and early twenty-first century, during which time air bound warfare has dominated the story of modern conflict, this fascinating exhibition explores a variety of responses to the phenomenon of war in the skies by assembling works like Paul Nash’s Battle of Germany and Allison Wilding’s recent Drones drawings.

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Encompassing everything from the surreal to the abstract, Visions of War Above and Below is a powerful exploration of conflict as viewed through a kaleidoscope of disparate artistic lenses.

The exhibition presents nearly a century of thought-provoking perspectives, taking in a timespan that covers the emergence of aerial warfare during the First World War right up to contemporary viewpoints such as Bashar Alhroub’s ‘Heavenly’, which was created on a handheld camera in Hebron and makes it’s first appearance in Visions of War Above and Below.