Krasl Art Center Welcomes "Aftermath: War Is Only Half The Story"

KRASL ART CENTER WELCOMES AFTERMATH: WAR IS ONLY HALF THE STORY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

THE UNSEEN SIDE OF WARTIME - PHOTOGRAPHS FROM

POST-WAR COMMUNITIES

The Krasl Art Center is pleased to announceAftermath: War is Only Half the Storyas part of its exhibition programming.Starting Friday, February 8, viewers will see incredibly moving stories of the people left behind after cameras have moved on from a war zone. Drawing on photographs from over fifty photographers, these personal and often poetic post-war views unveil not only another side to the devastating effects of war, but also tell the stories of people coming together to rebuild and heal.

 

The exhibition is a ten-year retrospective of the work of the groundbreaking documentary photography program The Aftermath Project. Founded to help change the way the media covers conflict - and to educate the public about the true cost of war and the real price of peace - The Aftermath Project has discovered some of the most groundbreaking photojournalists in the world - as well as internationally acclaimed photographers Stanley Greene, Nina Berman, Davide Monteleone, Justyna Mielnikiewicz, and Jim Goldberg, among many others - working on post-conflict themes.

 

Aftermath: War Is Only Half the Storyis originated by The Aftermath Project, Los Angeles, and toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.

 

About The Aftermath Project

The Aftermath Project is an outcome of photographer and writer Sara Terry’s five-year-long project, Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace, about the aftermath of the 1992–95 war in Bosnia and Hercegovina. She completed her work in 2005, convinced that a broader public understanding and discussion of aftermath issues was crucial in a world where the media regularly covers war, but rarely covers the stories that follow the aftermath of violence and destruction. Sara founded The Aftermath Project as a way to help photographers tell these crucial stories.

 

The Aftermath Project is a non-profit organization committed to telling the other half of the story of conflict — the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace. The Aftermath Project holds a yearly grant competition open to working photographers worldwide covering the aftermath of conflict. In addition, through partnerships with universities, photography institutions and non-profit organizations, the Project seeks to help broaden the public’s understanding of the true cost of war — and the real price of peace — through international traveling exhibitions and educational outreach in communities and schools.

 

This exhibition is sponsored by Parrett Company.

 

About Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions

Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions (CATE) is a nonprofit organization that provides traveling exhibitions and exhibition management services. They have toured more than 400 exhibitions to over 850 art venues worldwide. CATE is dedicated to creating opportunity for access, outreach, and education in the visual arts by providing museums and other cultural venues with affordable, high-quality exhibitions that educate, engage, and inspire.

 

In the artlab: Wilderness and Household: Coping with Comfort by Yhelena & Michael Hall

 

This artlab exhibition explores the evolution of domestic appliances and how they have gradually shaped humans into creatures of comfort. Consisting of sculptural apparatuses connected through the elements and functions of domestic appliances, Yehelena & Michael re-imagine these household object's place within consumption, preservation, sustainability, and necessity. By altering the functionality of domestic appliances, the tools are turned into metaphors that reflect our dependency on these devices and the desire to break free from their comforting grasp at the same time.

 

Gallery Opening Party

Friday, February 8

6-8 pm

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Join us as we welcome Aftermath: War Is Only Half the Story to Krasl Art Center. Allow inspiration to take over with KAC’s Education Department leading an exhibit-themed workshop. Small bites from Bistro on the Boulevard and a cash bar available.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION HOSTED BY AFTERMATH CURATOR, SARA TERRY

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

10 AM - 12 PM

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Join Aftermath: War is Only Half the Story curator, Sara Terry, who will lead an engaging panel discussion with regional community members on the themes covered in this exhibition. Sara Terry is an award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker best known for her work covering post-conflict stories. She founded The Aftermath Project in 2003.

 

Coffee with the Curator

Wednesday, February 13

12 noon

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Gain insights to the art on view and the connection to the art world at large in this gallery tour with KAC Deputy Director and Curator, Tami Miller.

About the Krasl Art Center:

Krasl Art Center is a nonprofit art museum and learning center that enriches the lives of people living in or visiting Southwest Michigan by delivering enlightening art experiences through diverse education opportunities, meaningful events and high quality exhibits and collections. KAC’s mission is to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts. To learn more, visit krasl.org.




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