International Justice Meets Art through CICC’s Artist-In-Residence

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), has launched an interesting ‘artist-in-residence’ project to explore issues of international justice through art. Two exhibitions will be presented in Brooklyn by Bradley McCallum, the CICC’s artist-in-residence, with a reception on December 13 to coincide with the 13th Session of the Assembly of States Parties in New York.

Portraits from Bradley McCallum’s “Weights and Measures.” © Bradley McCallum

Portraits from Bradley McCallum’s “Weights and Measures.” © Bradley McCallum

Here are the details from the CICC:

“Portraits of Justice” will debut McCallum’s ongoing art project, “Weights and Measures.”

McCallum has also curated “Post Conflict,” a new and engaging exhibition bringing together works by internationally renowned artists on the frontlines of social justice, including Jenny Holzer, Pieter Hugo, Alfredo Jaar, Lana Mesic, Richard Mosse, Adam Pendleton, Daapo Reo, Ai Wei Wei and Creative Court.

“Weights and Measures: Portraits of Justice” features large-scale paintings from McCallum’s investigation of crimes against humanity and the cases of individuals tried before the ICC and other tribunals in The Hague.

The exhibitions run from 23 November 2014 to 17 January 2015 at Kinz + Tillou Fine Art in Brooklyn, New York. Members of the public are invited to join us at two special events:

Preview Reception
Sunday, 23 November from 4-8pm

Special reception in honor of the 13th session of the Assembly of States Parties to the ICC Rome Statute
Saturday, 13 December from 3-6pm

McCallum describes his vision for the project:

“I am creating large scale painted portraits of powerful men at a point when their impunity has ended. We are drawn into the power of their gaze, their humanity while also being challenged to consider the structures of international justice and the experiences of victims and witnesses… With this work art will provide a catalyst for civic discourse.”

It’s great to see such innovative ways of engaging the public on international justice and BTH is happy to help promote this initiative to our readers. More information is available on the CICC’s blog, including the video for their crowd-funding campaign.

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