What can the role of the artist be in responding to war?
Hear Nina Berman’s presentation this weekend as part of our FOR THE RECORD Symposium, register today.
Click here to view on Youtube: Book TV: Nina Berman “Purple Hearts: Back from Iraq”
Nina Berman talks about the photographs she took of wounded Americans who served in Iraq. Ms. Berman explains why she decided to take the photographs and describes how she found the 20 veterans who ended up in her book, “Purple Hearts.” The talk was hosted by the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum (nvvam.org), where Ms. Berman’s photographs will be displayed until April 30, 2006. Includes Q&A.
Montserrat Galleries FOR THE RECORD show was featured in Artscope Magazine’s Sept./Oct. Issue. The article encapsulates the show’s objective interpretations of the subjective experiences one faces in the midst of war and global conflict. The artwork not only focuses on the perspective of the individuals’ who are fighting in wars, but also, the impression the conflict has on the bystanders, the culture, and the physical land itself. The art offers an outlet for viewers to realize, challenge, and understand their own perception and feelings towards war.
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Benjamin Lowy’s “Iraq Perspectives” photography series, Steve Mumford’s “Going Back In” oil painting, and Rob Roy’s “Oil Storage Tanks #18” iris print, featured on the magazine’s cover, were only a few of the stunning, chilling, and incredibly realistic works that are a part of the exhibit, which will be open to the public through Oct. 22.
Gerhard Richter‚ “September” painting
on front page of
The Boston Globe
Boston Globe article located on boston.com
Richter’s is one of the many works from the current For the Record show on display at the Montserrat Gallery through Oct. 22. His painting offers an artistic reexamination of the impact of September 11. The exhibit highlights how art offers a creative outlet to reflect on personal interpretation of war and global conflict.
The For the Record Symposium will be held Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Montserrat College of Art’s campus and various surrounding venues. The symposium is open to the public and there is no cost to register.
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Images of conflict, residue of discomfort
Artists witness war with objectivity in ‘For the Record’
By Cate McQuaid
Globe Correspondent / August 31, 2011
The show was put together by social historian Gordon Arnold, artist Rob Roy, and Montserrat’s gallery director, Leonie Bradbury, as a commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. A symposium based on the exhibit will be held on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, featuring Robert Storr, painter, dean of the Yale University School of Art, and a frequent interpreter of the work of Gerhard Richter, a featured artist in “For the Record.’’ Read more…
Opening Reception: Thurs., Sept. 1, 5-8 pm
Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex St., Beverly, MA