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    Exhibition: THE IMAGE IN QUESTION. WAR-MEDIA-ART

    Presented by at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

    October 21 - December 23, 2010


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    Exhibition: THE IMAGE IN QUESTION. WAR-MEDIA-ART

    EXHIBITION: THE IMAGE IN QUESTION. WAR – MEDIA – ART

    curated by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki

    Peggy Ahwesh, Kota Ezawa, Harun Farocki, Jean-Luc Godard, William E. Jones, Lamia Joreige, Allan Sekula, Wael Shawky, and Fazal Sheikh

    October 21—December 23, 2010

    panel discussion and opening celebration

    Thursday, October 21, 5:30-6:30 pm

    The airplanes,...

    EXHIBITION: THE IMAGE IN QUESTION. WAR – MEDIA – ART

    curated by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki

    Peggy Ahwesh, Kota Ezawa, Harun Farocki, Jean-Luc Godard, William E. Jones, Lamia Joreige, Allan Sekula, Wael Shawky, and Fazal Sheikh

    October 21—December 23, 2010

    panel discussion and opening celebration

    Thursday, October 21, 5:30-6:30 pm

    The airplanes, submarines and tanks of World War I could not be adequately drawn in ink, painted in oil or cast in bronze. The new weapons demanded new techniques to depict them: the verisimilitude of photography or the dynamics of film.

    The weapons of our post-industrial age are computerized weapons and demand computer-generated images for rendition. Computer animation is not only an appropriate form of depiction, it is in itself part of the weapon system. Computer animation prepares the soldier for his deployment in the field. Computer animation is also used to cure returning soldiers traumatized by their experience of war: part of their therapy is the reenactment of key events in the field by means of computer animation.

    Battles and attacks are initially simulated on the computer when strategy is discussed; operations that have been completed are archived in the program’s memory and become part of the simulation.

    Our exhibition is a collection of art works dealing with the question: how can the wars of the present and the experience of war be adequately represented?

    Can the military image be re-appropriated or how can it be countered?


    What are different types of images capable of? – The Image in Question.

    — Antje Ehmann & Harun Farocki


    Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

    24 Quincy Street, Harvard University
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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