Peace & Justice presents – Never Again – Louder Than Bombs
This is an online event
Join Peter Kennard, Britain’s most influential political artist, and Kate Hudson historian and General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, to discuss how art changes minds.
In 1963 a CND poster titled Stop Nuclear Suicide, F H K Henrion integrated a mushroom cloud with a macabre grinning skull. Twenty years later artist Peter Kennard wanted to inject renewed meaning into images of nuclear war which, he felt, had become clichéd. The photomontage Never Again combines the images of a mushroom cloud and a skeleton in order to reconnect the explosion with its horrific consequences for human life. The poster adds the exact dates and times at which nuclear bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, underscoring the fact that they were real events.
This event is free. Suggested Donation £4.
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