The Center for Global Peace & Conflict Studies Faculty Expert Series presents
"What is There Inside in One That Makes One Know All About War"
with Simon Leung, Professor of Arts- Studio Art Department, UC Irvine
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Social Science Plaza A (SSPA), Room 2112
Artist and UCI professor Simon Leung produced a series of works between 1993-1998 that address what he calls “the residual space of the Vietnam/American War.” The term residual space, in Leung’s words, “evokes a sense of a remainder—the physically repressed that is bound to return.” In his more recent work, he has returned to a meditation of hidden dimensions of war, not so much as a locatable topic, but along the lines of the atmospheric and "the war within." In this presentation, Leung will discuss passages from two of his recent works, POE (2007/2010), in which he uses Edgar Allan Poe's novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym as a parallel for the twenty-first century American military presence in Iraq; and War After War (2011), in which he uses a short passage from Kant's Perpetual Peace to meditate on the identity of one man forged by multiple wars (Leung's frequent collaborator Warren Niesłuchowski).
Light refreshments will be provided.
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