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© Coco Fusco, from A Field Guide for Female Interrogators, 2008

Art and Satire in the Context of Conflict

23 Jan 2014

We hear about war predominantly through the media and from politicians with nationalist perspectives. This is an opportunity instead to have artists’ insights on conflict generally, and particularly with respect to Iraq and Palestine. The two artists presenting their work at this event use satire as one of their means of expression as they comment on violence, repression and the War on Terror.

Coco Fusco is a New York based Cuban-American artist and writer. She has performed, lectured, exhibited and curated around the world since 1988. Her work combines electronic media and performance in several formats, including large-scale projections, and live performances in addressing issues related particularly to women and society, war, politics and race.

Larissa Sansour, born in Jerusalem, lives and works in London and Copenhagen. Her work utilises various art forms to focus on current political dialogue. For example, Nation Estate offers a clinically dystopian yet humorous approach to the deadlock in the Middle East - a film that suggests a vertical solution to Palestinian statehood in the form of a single skyscraper housing the entire Palestinian population.

This event is chaired by Dr Julian Stallabrass, Reader at the Courtauld Institute of Art, lecturer, writer, curator and photographer; and editor of Memory of Fire: Images of War and the War of Images.

This event is presented in association with the Royal College of Art, the British Council and Culture+Conflict. 


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