Open Shutters Iraq / Landscape of War

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
560 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113

Landscape of War

Nov. 9 – Jan. 19, 2008

The Landscape of War features nine thought-provoking contemporary artists who address the physical and psychological impact of war, both abroad and in the United States. While the artwork ranges in media, the content expresses a message that is both haunting and confrontational, ultimately challenging the viewer to reflect upon and respond to the current “war on terror.”

Open Shutters Iraq

Nov. 9 – Jan. 2, 2008

Installed at the ICA as a companion to The Landscape of War exhibition, Open Shutters Iraq features photographic stories created by a diverse group of Iraqi women with no previous photography training. This participatory program created a visually affecting exhibition that reflects the realities facing civilian women living in Iraq today.