One hundred years since the beginning of World War I and over twelve years since September 11, the battles that continue to be waged between nations and within them remind us that war is a constant companion.
The University of Queensland Art Museum exhibition Conflict: Contemporary responses to war explores work by artists who have, in personal responses or official art schemes, engaged with war and its aftermath.
The exhibition considers aspects of the contemporary moment through the themes ‘9/11 and war art in the new millennium’, ‘Memorials and remembrance, ‘Colonisation’ and ‘The machinery and technology of war’.
Featured artists include Khadim Ali, Gordon Bennett, Daniel Boyd, Jon Cattapan, Dadang Christanto, Fiona Foley, George Gittoes, Shaun Gladwell, Lyndell Brown & Charles Green, Fiona Hall, Wangechi Mutu, Tom Nicholson, Raquel Ormella, Ben Quilty, Joan Ross, Caroline Rothwell, Khaled Sabsabi, Santiago Sierra, Judy Watson, Jemima Wyman and John Young, among others.
Curator: Samantha Littley