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The Age Of Terror exhibition at the Imperial War Museum look at how artists have portrayed war and conflict since the terrorist attacks in 2001.
The exhibition will feature 50 works in the mediums of film, sculpture, painting, photography and prints, and will show different viewpoints that are not always shown in the mainstream media.
First and second-hand accounts will challenge our perceptions and understanding of the nature of modern warfare, the impact that security and surveillance has had on our everyday lives, and highlight the continuing state of emergency in which we still find ourselves seventeen years later.
The exhibition will include works by more than 40 British and international artists including Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake and Dinos Chapman. Highlights include Ivan Navarro's The Twin Towers, Grayson Perry's Dolls at Dungeness September 11th 2001 and Ai Weiwei's Surveillance Camera with Plinth.
Craig’s review of Imperial War Museum – “When was the last time that Britain lost a war? Let me think... apart from the Romans and the Vikings and the Normans, and the Hundred Years War, and the First Boer War, and that war against Mel Gibson in Scotland, I can't think of a single time that someone actually managed to beat us. Obviously you can't include the American War of Independence because that was tech… continued”
Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery – Every Fri – Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
Splendours Of The Subcontinent — Queen’s Gallery – 8 Jun to 14 Oct 2018 – The Queen's Gallery will be exhibiting four centuries of paintings from the Royal Collection in 'Splendours Of The Subcontinent'.
Ed Ruscha — Course of Empire – 11 Jun to 7 Oct 2018 – Ed Ruscha's 'Course of Empire' is his take on American civilisation, inspired by Thomas Cole's 19th-century series of the same name.
Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire — at the National Gallery – 11 Jun to 7 Oct 2018 – The National Gallery will be exhibiting works by American landscape painter Thomas Cole, alongside works by Turner and Constable.
If you enjoy Imperial War Museum then you might like to visit Churchill War Rooms (walk it in 20 mins or catch the tube from Lambeth North to Churchill War Rooms), HMS Belfast (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Lambeth North to HMS Belfast), National Army Museum (catch the train from Lambeth North to National Army Museum) and National Maritime Museum (catch the train from Lambeth North to National Maritime Museum)
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