What is the project about?
This academic research project explores the responses of artists and art institutions in the UK to the 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq. It investigates:
- art works produced in response to the Iraq war;
- how these were commissioned, curated, exhibited, staged, used or performed and how they were received;
- the implications of this process for broader public engagement in questions of art, war and peace
The project is grounded in cultural and political geography and, while contributing to academic knowledge and debates, also seeks to inform broader discussions of art, war and peace.
Who is running and funding the project?
Art and War: Responses to Iraq is the work of Dr Alan Ingram at the Department of Geography, University College of London. It is supported by a British Academy Mid Career Fellowship for the academic year 2011-2012.