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mylandscape2016

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.

Positives:

  •  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.

Negative:

  • not well publicised: I had actually come to the venue to see the Lee Millar exhibition…

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