Murals, Memory, and Transformations: The Mural Art of David “Dee” CraigMurals, Memory, and Transformations: The Mural Art of David “Dee” Craighttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/249711McCabe Library Atrium, Swarthmore College2013-10-24T16:15:002013-10-24T18:00:00
October 24,2013 4:15PM–6:00PM
McCabe Library Atrium, Swarthmore College
An exhibition of mural art by Mellon Tri-College Creative Resident David “Dee” Craig and related ephemera that focuses on public art in a shifting and contested symbolic landscape in Northern Ireland.
Murals and other forms of public art around the world have served as vehicles of conflict, conflict transformation, and peacebuilding. David “Dee” Craig has painted murals across Northern Ireland and internationally. His work represents the ongoing transformation of conflict in Northern Ireland, in which images and symbols continue to represent contested histories and memories of conflict. Murals are part of a shifting symbolic landscape that includes new narratives, re-articulated collective identities, and a struggle to replace the martial symbols that figured so prominently during thirty years of political conflict. We invite you to a photographic and ethnographic exploration of Mr. Craig’s work and various dimensions of the mural arts scene in Northern Ireland.
This opening reception will feature an interview between Mr. Craig and residency sponsor and Swarthmore Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies, Lee Smithey.
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Tom Bonner, Mellon Creative Residencies Coordinator