27 Sep - 30 Nov 2018
Private view | 27 Sep
Studio 3 gallery, School of Arts, Jarman building, University of Kent, UK
Canterbury, CT2 7UG
"Beyond the Barricade" exhibition will be hosted by Studio 3 Gallery (University of Kent, Canterbury) between 28 September – December 2018.
By documenting past upheavals and recent events, the exhibition aims to present artistic creation as a form of social and political action.
‘Barricade’ originates from the French ‘barrique’ (barrel) and denotes a physical barrier designed to resist, obstruct or protect. The first barricade as an expression of socio-political turmoil is usually traced back to 16th century France and was largely employed during the 19th century revolutionary events. Nowadays barricades take many forms and shapes but remain essential elements of protests and revolutions.
*The Waterloo 200 Project.
▪️The exhibition, Beyond the Barricade is as part of the nationally funded Waterloo 200 project which looks at the Age of Revolutions.Waterloo 200 is your guide to the Waterloo Bicentenary in 2015 and the period of revolution in Europe between the French revolution in 1789 and the European revolutions of 1848 that spread across France, Germany, Italy and the Austrian Empire.