Abstract of War

Lindsey Sharman

It is artists who are tasked with visually representing cultures and their events. But what happens when those events are so troubling or radical that even artists struggle to represent their realities? In times of major upheaval, artists have turned to abstraction to render the inconceivable events of war and revolution. In this lecture, curator Lindsey V. Sharman (Founders’ Gallery, the Military Museums, University of Calgary) will present artists’ use of abstraction during such times as the Russian Revolution, the First World War, and more contemporary conflicts in Syria and the drug wars of Northern Mexico.

November 27th, 2014 at 7-8pm