Memorialising Tragedy Through Art
With the War on Terror such a pressing issue as of late, there have been many artistic memorials in order to commemorate lost lives and bring the public together. This was seen very recently – after last week’s bombings in Brussels, artists responded with a variety of cartoons as well as lighting up Rome’s Trevi fountain.
Art has become an important part of bringing people together in light of these horrible events. However, it has become known that there is an unevenness in the response to events, with many tragedies going under the radar with no art responding to them at all.
This morning we were joined by Dr. Kit Mes sham-Muir, senior lecturer in Art History and Theory at the University of Newcastle for his input.
Producer: Emilia Aslan