14-18 NOW - WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

14–18 NOW. WWI centenary art commissions

Extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War

2018 SEASON LAUNCHED

We’re delighted to announce our 2018 season of extraordinary arts events. Our final season marks the centenary of the Armistice and end of the war and features brand new artworks by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists taking place across the UK.

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PROCESSIONS

14-18 NOW and Artichoke invite women* and girls across the UK to join this major mass-participation artwork celebrating 100 years since women won the vote.

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The Head and the Load by William Kentridge

14-18 NOW LAUNCHES 2018 SEASON

Our final season is inspired by themes including votes for women, the war’s global impact, Armistice and the aftermath of war by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists.

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What is 14–18 NOW?

14-18 NOW is a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. Working with partners all across the UK, we commission new artworks from leading contemporary artists, musicians, designers and performers, inspired by the period 1914-18.

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A NEW FILM BY PETER JACKSON

A landmark in cinema history, restored for today’s audience. Peter Jackson directs a new film using restored archive footage to portray the war as never before.

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100 years since Armistice

11 November 2018 will mark 100 years since the war ended. Many of our commissions commemorate the reactions to this landmark date across the UK.

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14-18 NOW commemorates 100 years of Votes for Women

In February 1918, the first women in the UK were given the right to vote. Many of our projects this season focuses on the fight that gave women this fundamental right.

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Gillian Wearing MILLICENT FAWCETT STATUE TO BE UNVEILED IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE

Unveiling of Gillian Wearing’s statue of Millicent Fawcett – the first statue of a woman to be installed in Parliament Square.

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DANNY BOYLE ARMISTICE

The brilliant British director invites communities across the UK to come together in marking 100 years since the Armistice and the end of the war.

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BY PAUL CUMMINS ARTIST & TOM PIPER DESIGNER POPPIES: WAVE AND WEEPING WINDOW 2018

Since 2015, more than 3.5 million people in 13 locations have seen the iconic sculptures Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window on tour across the UK. 2018 marks the end of the Poppies Tour visiting Hereford, Fort Nelson, Carlisle, Stoke-on-Trent. The tour concludes at IWM London and IWM North, before the works become part of Imperial War Museums’ collection.

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WILLIAM KENTRIDGE THE HEAD AND THE LOAD

Premiered in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, this ambitious installation and performance piece tells the story of the African porters and carriers who served during the conflict.

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The World at War

Our 2018 season spotlights the experiences of people from nations whose wartime stories have often gone unheard.

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