Syria: A Conflict Explored
Imperial War Museum
From April 2017, IWM will explore evolving issues across the world as a result of conflict through the new Conflict Now strand, launched to coincide with the museums’ centenary. Conflict Now features opinions of individuals who have seen, experienced and worked in areas of conflict – including artists, photographers, refugees, citizen journalists and war correspondents along with exhibitions and events developed by IWM and partner organisations. The first season is Syria: A Conflict Explored (27 April – 3 September 2017), a series of exhibitions and events reflecting upon the ongoing Syria conflict. As part of this season, IWM London will stage Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria, the first UK exhibition of photographs addressing the consequences of the Syria conflict by award-winning Russian documentary photographer Sergey Ponomarev. This exhibition will sit alongside Syria: Story of a Conflict an intimate display co-curated by IWM and Christopher Phillips, Senior Lecturer of International Relations of the Middle East at Queen Mary University, exploring the origins, escalations and impact of the Syria conflict. The season will also present a series of associated events, including an artist residency by creative collective Anagram. The residency will explore information and misinformation relating to the Syria conflict through data collection, interrogation and storytelling interventions with the public.