Caught in the Crossfire: Artistic responses to conflict, peace and reconciliation
Caught in the Crossfire explores how artists grapple with both the brutality of war and the desire for peace.
The exhibition takes us on a challenging journey from the home front to the frontline and back again, as seen through the eyes of artists, soldiers and people affected by conflict. Visitors will travel through divided lands, debate the role of protest art, explore the aesthetics of violence and machinery of war, and reflect upon the aftermath of war where hope emerges and lives are rebuilt.
On show will be historical works by John Piper, Eric Kennington and Muirhead Bone alongside contemporary works by Banksy, Peter Howson, kennardphillips, Matthew Picton and Cornelia Parker.
This major exhibition brings together for the first time new acquisitions made by the Herbert in partnership with Wolverhampton Art Gallery as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund's Collecting Cultures grant.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund
A partnership with WAVE
New acquisistions supported by V&A Purchase grant, Art Fund, Henry Moore Foundation.