• Unofficial War Artist

Kennard, Peter, 2015, Book, Unofficial War Artist IWM, London. ISBN 978-1-904897-71-2

Corporate Creators: Imperial War Museum, London
Abstract or Description:

Kennard’s work is reproduced throughout the 120 pages and juxtaposing his photomontages with numbers forms an audit of war in terms of both the human and financial cost – a list of countless zeros which, he says ‘form the noose with which we are killing ourselves’.

It includes an essay by Peter Kennard on his work as an activist artist and an introduction to his career by Richard Slocombe, Senior Art Curator at IWM.

Peter Kennard says: ‘This book aims to conceptualise the scandal of the modern world through the use of numbers – numbers that show how we have screwed up. The numbers in this book outline the cost, scale and misery taking place across the world, numbers that are incomprehensible yet very real. It is fitting to place these alongside my work from the last half a century; to see how little has changed in the plight for humanity and peace since the 1960s.’

Official URL: http://www.iwmshop.org.uk/product/25025/Unofficial...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Funders: Imperial War Museum, London
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 17:52
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:47
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2334
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