Next step: try a first photo montage.
Star rating: 5*
Photography, photomontage, paintings and mixed media exhibition
Imperial war museum, London.
Date of visit: January 24th, 2016
Curator: Richard Slocombe.
Location, setting, atmosphere:
Paradoxically set in the Imperial War Museum which, presumably, houses pro-war memorabilia. It was set in four spaces all dealing with different aspects of Kennard’s take on wars in general & the Iraq war in particular. The spaces were relatively small so you were very close to the items on display which made it quite oppressive.
- wide historical catchment implying that the principle factors apply to all contemporary was settings.
- the spaces could accommodate large as well as small exhibits.
- you could get close to the exhibits even though the reflections off the glass fronts meant that you had to dance around the pieces.
- not well publicised: I had actually come to the venue to see the Lee Millar exhibition…
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