Friday, September 04, 2015

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 11 September 2015

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 
Fall 2015 Opening Celebration
7-9 pm Public Reception, Kemper Art Museum
*7-9p: Free Art Shuttle between Kemper Art Museum & Grand Center

World War I: War of Images, Images of War
Rotation 2: Contemporary Art from the Peter Norton Gift

Relationships and Representation: Perspectives on Social Justice Work

Fall Exhibitions
Don't miss the opening of the fall exhibitions at the Kemper Art Museum. A free art shuttle, provided by the Museum, will run in a continuous loop between WashU and Grand Center from 7-9 pm.

World War I: War of Images, Images of War presents a unique investigation of the art and visual culture of the First World War by examining both the distinctive ways in which combatant nations utilized visual propaganda against their enemies and how individual artists developed their own visual language to convey and cope with the gruesome horrors they witnessed. Drawn primarily from the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, where it debuted in fall 2014, the exhibition features more than 150 objects in a range of media.

Rotation 2: Contemporary Art from the Peter Norton Gift presents the second installation of highlights from a major donation of contemporary artworks recently gifted to the Museum by Peter Norton. These works represent a variety of artistic positions that address some of the most pressing social and political issues of the time as well as the beginning of multidisciplinary and hybrid artistic practices that were then beginning to penetrate the practice of contemporary art.

Relationships and Representation: Perspectives on Social Justice Work brings together a selection of artworks to examine questions central to both social justice work and art practice: Who is speaking, and for whom? What conditions--social and political, personal and communal--inform these representations? The task of representing individuals, communities, and social welfare issues has significant implications for anyone engaged in social justice work, but what roles do interpersonal relationships and advocacy play in art? 

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