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War, Art and Visual Culture: Los Angeles is a free, one-day symposium addressing today’s images of war, terror and political violence.

War, Art and Visual Culture: Los Angeles is the third of a series of three international symposia being held this year in Sydney, London and Los Angeles as part of the Art in Conflict project – the Los Angeles symposium consists of four expert panels of high-profile practitioners, curators and theorists, addressing displacement, temporality, photography and the postcolonial body.  The day will also feature a discussion with some of the artists involved in the current exhibition GENERATION W(ar) on view at the Torrance Art Museum through August 24.

RSVP Required: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/art-in-conflict-17915261082 

For more information please visit: https://www.artinconflict.com/symposium-la


Shaun Gladwell, VR and video artist, and a former Australian Official War Artist, will be a keynote speaker at the War, Art and Visual Culture: Los Angeles symposium on Saturday August 17, 2019.  International expert on war and art, Dr Laura Brandon, now retired from the Canadian War Museum, will also give a keynote address.  The symposium will bring together leading theorists, artists, researchers, and experts on conflict and contemporary art to Torrance Art Museum, to coincide with the current exhibition, GENERATION W(ar).

PROGRAM (subject to change)

10:00am - 11:00am
Morning Keynote: Dr Laura Brandon, former Historian, Canadian War Museum
in Conversation with Prof Sarah Minslow, CSULA

11:00am - 11:30am
Coffee Break

11:30am - 1:00pm:

Morning Panel Discussion: War, Art and Visual Culture
Chair: Max Presneill, Curator and Director, Torrance Art Museum
Shaun Gladwell
Max Moore
Allison Stewart

1:00pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Afternoon Keynote: Shaun Gladwell, Australian Official War Artist (2009-2011)
in Conversation with A/Prof Kit Messham-Muir, Curtin University, Perth

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Coffee Break

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Afternoon Panel Discussion: Curating Generation W(ar)
Chair: Dr Uros Cvoro, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney
Max Presneill, Ichiro Irie



The Art in Conflict project is led by Curtin University in Perth, Australia, in collaboration with University of Melbourne, UNSW Art & Design and University of Manchester, in partnership with the Australian War Memorial and the National Trust (NSW). This project is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council. Art in Conflict (LP170100039) receives a Linkage Project grant of $293,380. War, Art and Visual Culture: Los Angeles also received the support of Small Grant from Curtin University’s School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry. The project will include a book, a special issue of a scholarly journal and a curated exhibition at the SH Ervin Gallery in 2021.