Covert War and Cultures Collide

October 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm


Join a discussion with our exhibiting artist, Mahwish Chishty, photographic artist Lisa Barnard and IWM contemporary art researcher, Clare Carolin, on the challenges of creating artworks which represent and comment on covert war.

This event runs alongside the upcoming exhibition IWM Contemporary: Mahwish Chishty, which features a mixture of 2D and 3D works that combine decorative Pakistani folk art with silhouettes of US military drones. Mahwish Chishty is a contemporary artist combining new media and conceptual work with her traditional practice as a miniature painter. This is the first international solo exhibition for the US-based artist.

Lisa Barnard’s photographic and film practice examines the relationship between the military industrial complex, new technological innovations that utilise the screen and the psychological implication of conflict. She is Senior Lecturer on BA Documentary Photography at The University of South Wales.

Clare Carolin is a Doctoral Student in Contemporary Art and Theory at the Ruskin School of Art and The Queen’s College, Oxford. She is an Associate Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute and Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila.

Free. Limited spaces, tickets are available on a first come first served basis. To book contact: