Civilian Impressions: Remnants of Conflict @ Place des Arts
March 27, 2020 - April 23, 2020
From the rubble of a destroyed home to the anxiety of being the ones left behind, revolutions, civil wars, and violent conflicts fill the world’s history books and are happening today. Many artworks share the brutalities of front-line battle and suffering but conflict is also experienced by family members, friends and colleagues on home soil. The casualties of conflict are not just on the battlefield, they are in homes, towns and refugee camps. These stories are remembered, passed down through generations and speak to the resilience of the human spirit.
In conjunction with Mackin House’s exhibit Home Front: World War II, the theme of Civilian Impressions is the experience of war through the eyes of those not engaged in the battle. It will feature pieces that speak about every day lives of people experiencing the consequences of conflict around the world.