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Artist Talk: Peter Kennard, Lookingback@earth / Friday 24 June, 7pm

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Artist Talk
Lookingback@earth
Peter Kennard takes us on a visual journey of the books that have influenced his latest photo-essay book @earth. Published by Tate Publishing, 2011
Friday 24 June, 7pm
Free

@earth is as revolutionary in form as it is in content. It is a story without words told in the universal language of photomontage, long the favoured medium of radical artists. For the past four decades Peter Kennard has consistently challenged power structures and injustice, from his anti-nuclear works of the 1980s to the powerful images he created in response to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This book perfectly captures the brutal asymmetries of our age: heavy weaponry trained on broken people, all-seeing technologies and disappearing identities, perpetually exhaling industry and an asphyxiating planet. If there’s a word that’s worth a thousand pictures, it’s @earth. —Naomi Klein

Peter Kennard’s work is haunting. Eschewing words, it insists on not being forgotten. He is a master of the medium of photomontage. —John Berger

@earth
By Peter Kennard
Assisted by Tarek Salhany
Tate Publishing
ISBN 978 1 85437 984 9
£9.99

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Written by bökship

June 17, 2011 at 10:01 am

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