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Exhibitions

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CURRENT EXHIBITION

THE ETIQUETTE OF THE ARMS TRADE


DATES:

01.10.17 - 31.12.17

Dr Jill Gibbon

The world is awash with weapons. The wars of the twentieth century have skewed manufacturing in the US, Russia, France, Germany, China, and the UK towards military production. At the end of the Cold War there was a brief opportunity to diversify into other areas; instead arms companies merged into multinationals and started selling to almost anyone who would buy. Arms fairs were established in the 1990s to provide international venues for these deals.

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The permanent exhibition display space on the ground floor of Broadcasting Place, A building consists of seven display plinths and one long three metre display cabinet. Each curated exhibition runs for a period of three months and include a full colour B5 booklet in which the particular theme on display is discussed in a short illustrated text, contextualising the ideas related to the work on display. The booklet will also be shared online to maximise its potential audience. Laser cut printed numbers from 1-100 allow exhibitors to link objects in the display cabinets to their research text in the booklet.

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