Discover the impacts of historic wars and ongoing worldwide disputes, which turn people’s lives upside down and force them to leave their homes. This eye-opening exhibition delves into different global conflicts such as the German invasion of Belgium during the First World War, ethnic cleansing during the Bosnian War and the treacherous Mediterranean crossings of the present day.
Hear personal accounts from refugees and displaced people, and see newly commissioned artworks from London-based artists Shorsh Saleh, Grace Schwindt and Indrė Šerpytytė.
New research supported by Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) provides a wealth of insight into different refugee stories, alongside more than 80 photographs, objects and documents from refugees and displaced people, some of which are shown for the first time.
Make sure not to miss renowned artist Ai Weiwei’s site specific installation during your visit. His work, A History of Bombs, is also part of the Refugees season and is the first time an artist has taken over the entire atrium at the Imperial War Museum.