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VPA students, faculty exhibit memorial to the fallen in Iraq Sept. 29-Oct. 4
VPA students, faculty exhibit memorial to the fallen in Iraq Sept. 29-Oct. 4September 25, 2008Erica Blustesblust@syr.edu
A group of students and faculty in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) will install “Numbers Without Number,” a public artwork memorializing casualties from the war in Iraq, for viewing Sept. 29-Oct. 4 on the SU campus. The work will be located on the lawn between the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
The memorial was designed by students in the “Advanced Curatorship” course in VPA’s graduate program in museum studies under the guidance of Edward A. Aiken, associate professor of museum studies. It will be installed by museum studies students and others from design programs in VPA’s School of Art and Design.
“Numbers Without Number” honors all individuals who have died in the war in Iraq regardless of nationality, religious affiliation, age or gender. It is designed as a place for the public to remember and reflect.
The installation of the memorial coincides with “Visible Memories,” an interdisciplinary conference exploring the intersections between visual culture and memory studies, which will be held on the SU campus Oct. 2-4.
For more information about the memorial, contact Aiken at 443-4098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VPA is the creative center of Syracuse University. The college comprises five areas: the School of Art and Design; the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies; the Department of Drama; the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music; and the Department of Transmedia. Together, students, faculty and staff play a vital role in the academic and cultural life of the University and Syracuse communities. Learn more about the college at http://vpa.syr.edu.