On the 11th October we launched 'The Peace Projcet' at London's
The Interesting mix of Peace activists collaborating with contemporary
artists created a unique vibe that would be hard to find anywhere else
during Frieze week.
Described by Mark Wallinger as a 'powerful' exhibition,
Art Lyst writes "This must see exhibition is one of the highlights of Frieze Week ,
dont miss it! ****4 Stars.
Here are some pictures from that unforgettable event and the build up to it.
Constructing the Peace Plinth 'Westminster Cabinet'
Maria Gallastegui (founder of the Peace Plinth) applying finishing touches
Taking center stage of the exhibiton that is still open to the public until the end of the week is
the 'Peace Plinth' known as 'The Westminster Cabinet' that stood outside the Houses of Parliament since 2009.
Mark Wallinger with Maria Gallastegui
Asmaa Alanbari standing by her work.
Art Below Presents 'The Peace Project' on 12th - 18th October 2012
Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DR.
Artist collaboration kennardphillipps, working since 2002 to produce art in response to the invasion of Iraq, is issuing a run of 100 signed posters (49 x 49cm) of 'Photo Op' for £35 each and donating all the proceeds to The Halabja Community Playground Project. For all sales enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
kennardphillips 'Photo Op'
Over the last few days there has been talks and screenings by Peace activists including founder of the Peace Plinths Maria Gallastegui, Simon Moore - the man behind Kew Eco Village and Democracy Village, (see clip here), Dean Puckett maker of 'Crisis of Civialisation, and most recently 'Grasp the nettle' Rikki Blue, maker of 'SOCPA The Movie', and founder of The Halabja Community Playground Project, Tam Carrigan.
This evening from 7pm Emily Johns will show images and talk about working as an artist and as an activist. kennardphillipps will talk about their work. Entry is free. Emily Johns
is a printmaker who studied geography at Durham and immediately afterwards studied fine art at Goldsmiths because pictures seemed to be the right medium in which to think about geography. Her work has its political roots in over 20 years of work on wars in Iraq, the Iran crisis and how geopolitics and oil have coagulated. She also co-edits Peace News. See one of Emily?s projects here:http://consciousoil.org
is an artist collaboration forged between Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps during the build-up to the US/UK invasion of Iraq in 2002. Kennard and Phillipps work together to create pieces that confront political and corporate power in solidarity with the social movements that form in resistance against state and commercial oppression.