War As Ever!
Onomatopee Books, 2013, Paperback, 128 pages, 24.1 × 17.2cm
Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen are interested in the relationship between conflict, looking and art. In War as Ever!, through visual reflection on images of war and violence they investigated the relationship between seventeenth century visual representations and the contemporary role of the media in the representation of war and violence.
War is of all times, so war is now. By making us aware of war and its consequences, and by undermining representations of war, can artists play a role in preventing and ending wars? How can artists make works that relate to war in productive ways? How can the museums and archives that conserve and interpret our memories of war develop their role to mediate for art?