SOAS University of London


Art Breath x SOAS: "From Conflict to Art" with Michaela Crimmin and Benjamin Dix

Michaela Crimmin, Benjamin Dix and Nour Saleh

Date: 20 April 2017Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 20 April 2017Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Alumni Lecture Theatre (ALT)

Type of Event: Alumni Event

"From Conflict to Art" with Michalea Crimmin and Benjamin Dix

Art Breath, in collaboration with SOAS, will hold a series of events in 2017 looking at the intricate relationship between art and politics. Through the lens of art, the themes that will explored throughout the series are: soft power, freedom of expression, street art, gender, identity, conflict, peace building, and many more.

The second event in the series will take place on Thursday 20 April - in the format of discussion and Q&A followed by a drinks reception.

The topic of discussion is "From Conflict To Art". The evening will disclose the speakers' reasons and experiences on working in the field of art as a medium to showcase conflict. They will also be sharing their perspectives on the work of some artists. The discussion will also highlight why art is a good medium to depict war and conflict; the correlation between art and war; and what it is about art that makes us see wars or conflicts differently.

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  • Michaela Crimmin: Co-director of Culture+Conflict, an independent not-for-profit programme of work to investigate and amplify the role and value of contemporary art produced in response to international conflict. She also works as an independent curator and teaches at the Royal College of Art and at Central Saint Martins School of Art.
  • Benjamin Dix (BA Geography & Development 2003): SOAS alumnus and founder of PositiveNegatives, a non-profit company that uses multimedia technology to convey stories from marginalised communities to a large and diverse audience.

  • Nour Saleh (MSc International Politics 2014): Founder of Art Breath, she is also an artist, designer, writer, and researcher
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Organiser: SOAS Alumni Engagement Team

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