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Cuadro de un joven soldado con casco y traje de faena en medio de la batalla

John / Vincent Valdez (born 1977) / Oil on canvas, 2010-2012 / Collection of the artist, © Vincent Valdez

El Rostro de la Batalla: Estadounidenses en Guerra, desde el 11/9 hasta la Actualidad

Del 7 de abril de 2017 al 28 de enero de 2018
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Desde el 11 de septiembre de 2001, Estados Unidos ha participado en varias guerras, que varían en intensidad, lugar y consecuencias.  Después de quince años, esta guerra se ha vuelto normal en nuestro entorno social y cultural; es continua, pero de alguna manera fuera de la vista, invisible.

El Rostro de la Batalla: Estadounidenses en Guerra, desde el 11/09 hasta la Actualidad explora y evalúa los costos humanos de las guerras actuales a través del arte del retrato. El título de la exhibición se extrae de la historia militar clásica de John Keegan, que reorienta nuestro punto de vista sobre la guerra, desde las cuestiones de estrategia y tácticas hasta sus repercusiones personales e individuales. Con cincuenta y seis obras de seis artistas, la exhibición incluye fotografías de Ashley Gilbertson, Tim Hetherington, Louie Palu y Stacy Pearsall; instalación de dibujos específica en el sitio por parte de Emily Prince; y pinturas, esculturas y obras multimedia basadas en el tiempo de Vincent Valdez.

With this poignant exhibition, the National Portrait Gallery will put a face on recent wars through the work of artists who have pictured the experience of common soldiers. The Face of Battle will also bring to public attention the latest formal developments in the field of portraiture as practiced by a diverse and talented group of artists. The exhibition will place the focus on the identity and experiences of ordinary soldiers who fought and continue to fight for our nation.

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  • Joven soldado leyendo en una cama plegable

    The Reader / Stacy L. Pearsall (born 1980) / Aluminum print, 2007 / Courtesy of the artist

  • Young military woman with her male comrades in a bunker

    One of the Boys / Stacy L. Pearsall (born 1980) / Aluminum print, 2007 / Courtesy of the artist

  • Young soldier in battle fatigues and his dog

    Dynamic Duo / Stacy L. Pearsall (born 1980) / 2007, Aluminum print / Courtesy of the artist

  • Foto en blanco y negro de la pequeña casa de un soldado

    Inicio / Vincent Valdez (born 1977) / DVD, 9 minutes, color / Time-based media (9 min), 2012 / Collection of the artist, © Vincent Valdez

  • View of the exhibition, entrance

    View of "Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now." Photograph by Elise Mollica.

  • Foto de una bandera doblada en un cuadro cerrado

    Black Flag / Vincent Valdez (born 1977) / Lithographic crayon on folded canvas, in a glass box, 2012 / Elisabeth and Alex Tynberg, Austin, TX, © Vincent Valdez

  • Imagen del dormitorio de un soldado en su hogar

    Brandon Craig / Ashley Gilbertson (born 1978) / 2010 (printed 2017), Pigment print / Ashley Gilbertson / VII Photo, ©Ashley Gilbertson/VII Photo

  • Karina Lau / Ashley Gilbertson (born 1978) / 2009 (printed 2017), Pigment print / Ashley Gilbertson/VII Photo, ©Ashley Gilbertson/VII Photo

  • Individual drawn portraits of young soldiers who were killed in battle

    American Servicemen and Women Who Have Died in Iraq and Afghanistan (But Not Including the Wounded, Nor the Iraqis nor the Afghanis) [details] / Emily Prince (born 1981) / 2009-2012, Pencil on paper / Emily Prince, © Emily Prince

  • Joven soldado dormido en una cama plegable

    Afghanistan, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, July 2008. Specialist Steve Kim. Sleeping Soldier / Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) / Pigmented inkjet print, July 2008 (printed 2016) / Courtesy Tim Hetherington Trust, © Tim Hetherington

  • view of the exhibition, collage of soldier's small portraits on a wall.

    View of "Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now." Photograph by Elise Mollica.

  • Shirtless soldiers gathering on the side of a mountain

    Afghanistan, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, June 2008. “Man Eden” Men from the 2nd Platoon dig earth for sandbags / Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) / June 2008 (printed 2016), Pigmented inkjet print / Courtesy Tim Hetherington Trust, © Tim Hetherington

  • soldier walking, blue sky in background

    Afghanistan, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, 2008. On Patrol /  Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) / 2008 (printed 2016), pigmented inkjet print / Courtesy Tim Hetherington Trust, © Tim Hetherington

  • black and white photo of a young soldier in fatigues and helmut in the midst of battle

    U.S. Army Spc. Larry Bowen age 26, sits shell shocked in a ditch next to his machine gun after a frontal assault on an insurgent position. Siah Choy, Zhari District, Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Fighting Season series. | Louie Palu (born 1968)  |  2009, Pigment print | Collection of the artist | © Louie Palu

  • Black and white photo of a young African American soldier in a helmut

    U.S. Marine Cpl. Philip Pepper age 22. Forward Operating Base Dwyer, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Philip is from Tallahasse FL and has done two tours of Iraq in addition to this tour. Garmsir Marines series. |  Louie Palu (born 1968) |  2008, Pigment print | Collection of the artist | © Louie Palu

  • Female heliocopter pilot in fatigues and large helmut

    Sgt. 1st Class Linda Carter age 41, a helicopter Crew Chief with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar,
    Afghanistan. Linda is from Beliot, Ohio and this is her second combat deployment including one previous deployment to Iraq. The Fighting Season series
    by Louie Palu (born 1968)  | 2010, Pigment print | Collection of the artist | © Louie Palu

  • View of the exhibition, portraits on the walls

    View of "Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now." Photograph by Elise Mollica.