Bodies in Conflict: From Gettysburg to Iraq
Wafaa Bilal, The Ashes Series: Chair, 2003-2013, archival inkjet photograph.
September 9 - October 22, 2016
Reception: September 9, 5-7 pm
Gallery talk: September 9, 5 pm
Curated by Mellon Summer Scholar Laura Bergin '17, this interdisciplinary exhibition examines how the human figure is represented in prints, photographs and paintings of modern war and political conflict from Gettysburg College’s Special Collections and Fine Arts Collection. Bergin will examine how the artist’s interest in journalistic photographs compares to other visual documentation of the aftermath of other wars, from the Civil War, through World War I and II, as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars, and the more recent conflicts in the Middle East.
Gallery Talk with Laura Bergin ‘17: September 9, 5pm. Reception to follow until 7 pm.
Lecture with Wafaa Bilal, Associate Arts Professor, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University: OCTOBER 18, 5PM, in Penn Hall Lyceum. Reception to follow in Schmucker Art Gallery until 7PM.