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Public Lecture

Art, Conflict, and Healing: Case Studies from Northern Ireland, China, and Ukraine

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 7:30PM - 9:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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This lecture is a pre-recorded video event.

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About the Lecture

Throughout the history of art, some of the greatest works—Goya’s Third of May, 1808, Picasso’s Guernica, Chagall’s White Crucifixion—have been made in response to conflict. In this lecture we will look at some contemporary artists who respond to conflicts that affect them or have affected them in the past: the Bogside Artists in relation to the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Ai Weiwei in relation to China’s oppressive regime, and Ukrainian artists in relation to the war with Russia. The leading question will be: can art bring healing? And, if so, how?

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About the Speaker

Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin has a longstanding track record of writing and speaking about the arts and aesthetics. She is a Teaching Fellow in Religion, Philosophy and the Arts at the University of London. Originally from Amsterdam, she taught for eight years at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto where she was also an Associate Member of the Toronto School of Theology. She served as President of the Canadian Society for Aesthetics from 2005 until 2007 and has published widely for both academic and public audiences. Her publications include articles or chapters for Contemporary Aesthetics, Radical Orthodoxy and the Reformed Tradition, The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics and, most recently, a chapter on a group of Northern Ireland muralists for Oxford University Press’s Strategic Peacebuilding series (forthcoming). She co-authored the textbook Art and Soul: Signposts for Christians in the Arts and currently works as an independent scholar in Cambridge, UK.

Dr. Chaplin is teaching Art in a Time of Crisis from May 23 to May 27 as part of Regent’s 2022 Summer Programs.

Speaking at this Event


Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin

Visiting Research Fellow; Research Associate (University of London; Margaret Beauford Institute, Cambridge)

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