"Apocalypse Now: The Theater of War" Exhibition
Apocalypse Now: The Theater of War is a show curated by by Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla, and Jens Hoffmann on display at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.

With artifacts, records, films, artworks, and reproductions documenting, remembering, and presenting wars both historical and contemporary Apocalypse Now: The Theater of War examines the philosophical terrain of war. Featuring images and sounds related to war and the impact war has on the human mind, the exhibition is more than a simple illustration of war. Instead it describes war as a universal idea of human antagonism, a set of languages and iconographies embedded in our everyday lives and broader social consciousness. Beyond an actual, specific conflict, it confronts its audience with the unpalatable side of humanity, the scenes and situations that resist engagement.

Apocalypse Now: The Theater of War is presented concurrently with Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla's solo exhibition Sediments, Sentiments (Figures of Speech) at the San Francisco Art Institute, Walter and McBean Galleries, on view October 19–December 15, 2007.

All photos taken by Mary Cook.
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