Troubles Art Lunchtime Talk: John Keane
John Keane will discuss his work and artistic practice at this free lunchtime talk. Please note that the venue for this talk is Nerve Centre, 7-8 Magazine Street, Derry~Londonderry.
Registration is advised. For more information and to register, email: email@example.com or tel: 028 7126 0562.
About the artist:
John Keane studied painting at the Camberwell School of Art in London. Conflict has been a consistent theme in his work, driven by an interest in ‘why human beings want to kill one another for political ends’. Keane has travelled across the world to record conflict in situations such as Angola and the Gulf War.
The Other Cheek? is from a similarly titled series of paintings made between 1989 and 1990. It relates to a phrase Keane said he had heard used by members of Sinn Féin, the Ulster Defence Association and the British Army: ‘What do you expect us to do – turn the other cheek?’ Many of the most recognisable elements of the Troubles are evident, as is their imprint on both communities: suffering and loss, murals, flags and peace lines.
Image credit: © John Keane