The latest exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, London takes a fresh perspective of conflict and examines the history of warfare in the air, through the responses of artists looking both above and below the cloud line.
Visions of War Above and Below 2015
This is unique glance into the intersection between art and combat, which focuses on the multiple conflicts since the First World War. Works range from surreal interpretations of aircrafts as creatures, to more abstract images of bombing raids and exquisitely detailed drawings of life in submarines.
Highlights include Paul Nash’s haunting painting of the Battle of Germany (1944) and Bashar Alhroub’s Heavenly (2010) – a film shown for the first time which was made on a hand-held camera directed upwards as the artist walked through an abandoned market overlooked by Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
This thoughtful exhibition takes a look at the horrors of war from a different angle.
|What||Visions of War Above and Below, Imperial War Museum|
Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road, London , SE1 6HZ | MAP
|Nearest tube||Lambeth North (underground)|
02 Apr 15 – 25 Sep 15, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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