Arts of Conscience: from Hiroshima to Vancouver. One Day Symposium

Arts of Conscience: from Hiroshima to Vancouver
One Day Symposium

Saturday, October 15, 10am-5pm (Door opens at 9:30 am)
Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
2 West Hastings, Vancouver

Registration & Tickets
$20 regular | $10 student/senior
Ticket includes the symposium, the screening of Linda Hoaglund’s film ANPO: Art X War (2010), bento lunch, and a cocktail reception. Space is limited. Please call 604-683-8326 to purchase tickets or reserve your tickets at www.centrea.org (under the “headlines”) before Wednesday, October 12 th .

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Credit: Left; Ishiuchi Miyako ひろしま /hiroshima #9, Dress, 2007/2008, Type C Print, 108x74cm, T.Fujisawa
Right: Linda Hoaglund, ANPO: ART x WAR Film Poster

Arts of Conscience is a one-day symposium on art and aesthetics that explores peace and ways of transforming the damaging forces of war, military occupation and the resulting generations of trauma. The symposium is organized in conjunction with the visit to Vancouver by Miyako Ishiuchi, internationally renowned Japanese contemporary photographer, to celebrate her exhibition ひろしま hiroshima which opens on October 13 th at the Audain Gallery at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.

For the morning session , Professor John O’Brian (UBC) will moderate a panel discussion with artists that focuses on their artistic practices in relation to war, trauma, peace and the arts of conscience. The artists will include Dana Claxton (interdisciplinary artist), Larry Nickel (musician), Colin Thomas (playwright), and Cindy Mochizuki (interdisciplinary artist).

The afternoon session will feature Linda Hoaglund (film director) and Miyako Ishiuchi (contemporary photographer). A screening of Hoaglund’s documentary film (89 minutes), ANPO: ART X WAR (2010), provides the historical as well as political and artistic context for Ishiuchi’s exhibition, ひろしま hiroshima. The documentary presents the radical art and popular anti-war movements, including protest movements against the US-Japan Security Treaty. ANPO explores the legacy of these postwar movements in the work of contemporary artists and movements against the occupation of Okinawa by US military bases.

For program detail, visit www.centrea.org under “headlines”.

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