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PERMANENT WAR: The Age of Global Conflict

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) presents the works of 16 international artist exploring the complex nature of warfare—from the devastation of the “the war to end all wars” (WWI) and the everyday lives of active and veteran soldiers to the dubious techniques used for extracting information and unmanned drone attacks of today’s military. Guest curated by Pamela Allara.

Featuring: Matthew Arnold, Claire Beckett, Bill Burke, Bonnie Donohue, Paul Emmanuel, Harun Farocki, Coco Fusco, Adam Harvey, Ken Hruby, Lamia Joreige, Richard Mosse, Trevor Paglen, Jamal Penjweny, Sig Bang Schmidt and Steve Dalachinsky, Paul Stopforth, and Mark Tribe.

Opening Reception | January 29, 5–7 pm
Artist talks with SMFA faculty Bill Burke + Bonnie Donohue | February 2, 12:30 pm
Curatorial presentation and tour with guest curator Pamela Allara | February 12, 6:30 pm
Reading by poet Steve Dalachinsky | February 19, 6:30 pm
Artist talks with SMFA faculty Claire Beckett + Ken Hruby | February 23, 12:30 pm

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