Cross-Channel art project explores the First World War

Posted on on 12 April 2014
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Four institutions from England and France are producing a series of interconnected exhibitions exploring how contemporary artists view the First World War and war in general.

The project is entitled Monument: Aftermath of War and Conflict and has been organised to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Exhibitions opened on the 8th March and will remain open until the 16th November 2014.

The institutions involved include: the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and the Undercroft, both in Norwich, England; and the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Calais and the Lower Normandy Contemporary Art Collection in Caen.

The word 'monument' was chosen as it exists in both English and French and evokes the ideas of commemoration, memory and endurance in both languages.

Works on display include those from artists who were specifically invited to take part in the exhibitions, but also from 160 French and British artists who responded to an open call for submissions.

Source: Ville de Calais & Salisbury Centre for Visual Arts

Images courtesy of the Salisbury Centre for Visual Arts

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News