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Screening and Conversation: The Art of Un-War

April 12 @ 1:30 pm 3:30 pm

An exploration of the healing power of art: “Krzysztof Wodiczko: The Art of Un-War” film screening followed by a conversation and Q&A with artist Krzysztof Wodiczko and director/producer Maria Niro at the main branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Krzysztof Wodiczko: The Art of Un-War (1hr 4min), a film directed and produced by Maria Niro, explores the life and work of renowned artist Krzysztof Wodiczko. It delves into Wodiczko’s powerful artistic interventions created as responses to the inequities and horrors of war and injustice. The artist’s interventions throughout the narrative become powerful examples of how art can be a catalyst for social change and healing.

For over 50 years, Wodiczko has explored the profound impact of violence on humanity and the transformative power of art as a medium for public discourse. The film explores Wodiczko’s monumental slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments, which serve as powerful vehicles for addressing themes such as war trauma, displacement, history, memory, and public communication.

This screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with director Maria Niro, who will be attending in person, and Krzysztof Wodiczko who will participate via Zoom. The forum will be moderated by UToledo faculty members Barry Jackisch and Mysoon Rizk.

This event was supported in part by an Ohio Humanities Spark Grant.

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UToledo’s Peace and Justice Studies Program

(419) 530-2478

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Main Branch: Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

325 Michigan St.
Toledo, Ohio 43604 United States
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541 West Rich Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Office: 614.461.7802