Curator’s Talk: John O’Brian

BOMBHEAD Lecture Series: John O’Brian
Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 6 to 7 pm
Duck and Cover, All Over Again


Join John O’Brian, art historian, writer, and curator of the current exhibition BOMBHEAD, for a fascinating lecture entitled “Duck and Cover, All Over Again”.

O’Brian ponders the question, “Recently, artists have been paying close attention to the bomb and to nuclear energy. Why now?”

Join John O’Brian to hear the story behind BOMBHEAD and explore this thought-provoking subject.

Speaker Bio: John O’Brian

John O’Brian is an art historian, writer and curator. Until 2017, he taught at the University of British Columbia. His publications on nuclear photography include Strangelove’s Weegee, Camera Atomica, Through Post-Atomic Eyes, The Bomb in the Wilderness, and Atomic Postcards: Radioactive Messages from the Cold War. He has organized five exhibitions on nuclear photography, in Copenhagen, London, Toronto, and Vancouver, and is a recipient of the Thakore Award in Human Rights and Peace Studies from Simon Fraser University.

FREE. Registration required.

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