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Artists fighting for peace

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2011 Year of Revolution

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Started by Luke Gilliam. Last reply by pelagus Oct 18, 2009.

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Comment by Vivian Caudle-Leavell on July 28, 2009 at 0:35
I It is my pleasure to join this goup. please stay in touch. I value peace and peaceful societies, it is my passion to support this.
Comment by Luke Gilliam on July 21, 2009 at 13:22
Hi there. I am very excited to find this group. I have been publishing my work on this website for over a year . Is it possible we can use this group to start a serious discussion about how art (in its present day context) could be used as a vehicle to stimulate and to accelerate groups out there that are really working hard for peace? I have been working with Amnesty on an informal basis now for about 2 months and would like to see if we can get more activity up here on artreview.

My best regards from Luke Gilliam
Comment by shabnam on January 13, 2009 at 18:57
hi !
check out my new paintings on my page !
Comment by Hakan Akcura on December 2, 2008 at 9:12
Comment by SONALI JOSHI on November 15, 2008 at 9:20
Through an Exile Lens Project - member may be interested in an exciting new photography exhibition which has just opened at Poetry Cafe, London, featuring exiled Tibetan and other international artists at this critical time for the Tibetan struggle for peace and freedom.

Photography Exhibition - Poetry Café, London, UK
14th November - 16th December 2008

tel: +44 20 7420 9887, www.poetrysociety.org.uk (Mon-Fri 12pm-11pm, Sat 7pm-11pm)

* Opening Reception - 20th November 2008 (7pm-11pm)

* Tibetan Poetry Readings - 15th December (8pm-10pm) contact exilelens@day-for-night.org to reserve a place - £3 suggested donation

Following a successful festival of film, art, music and poetry this summer, the Through an Exile Lens Project returns to London with a photography exhibition by some incredibly talented, young and emerging artists, offering authentic and diverse perspectives on contemporary Tibetan life.

The situation in Tibet remains critical. In March of this year, peaceful protests swept across Tibet, met by a brutal and ongoing crackdown by China. Despite the Chinese Government’s promises in the lead up to the Beijing Olympics this summer, Tibet remained virtually sealed - to journalists, to travellers, and to Tibetans themselves. 2008 has provided the greatest opportunity Tibetans have had in over five decades of occupation to make their voices heard, evidenced by these peaceful protests and the subsequent worldwide protests by the Tibetan exile community and their supporters. This celebration of Tibetan visual culture seeks to add to these voices, fostering a deeper understanding of the Tibet issue at this critical time, exploring the rich and vibrant culture of a land that has long captured the imagination. Now, as the Tibetan community approaches 50 years in exile, it would seem fitting to present this work in what is a telling and moving portrait of Tibetan youth in exile.

The exhibition will feature the following artists, focusing on life in Dharamsala, Northern India, exile home of the Dalai Lama since 1959 and the heart of the Tibetan Diaspora:

* Tenzin Choejor - Official photographer of the office of the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala

* Ayesha Kapur and Siya Singh - two fresh talents on the Delhi art scene

* Raise Tibetan Flags Campaign - a non-political initiative seeking to encourage people worldwide to raise Tibetan flags. Work from the RTFC recent International Peace Exhibition will feature in this exhibition.

The Through an Exile Lens Project is a non-profit making initiative supporting the following organisations based in the Tibetan exile community:

* Tibetan Children's Village photography club (www.tcv.org.in, www.bridgesweb.org) - TCV is a thriving educational community supporting Tibetan youngsters in exile

* Gu Chu Sum (www.guchusum.org) - supporting political prisoners in Tibet and ex-political prisoners in exile

* Raise Tibetan Flags Campaign (www.tibetanflags.org) - encouraging people worldwide to raise Tibetan flags in support of those in Tibet who we hope one day will have the right to do so

* Green Tara Foundation (www.greentaracharity.com) - working on poverty alleviation projects serving disadvantaged children of all backgrounds in the Indian Himalayan region
Comment by dima27 on November 1, 2008 at 14:24

"FACE OF WAR" ((TANK) GIF-file 2008

Comment by Mirco Siakkou Flodin on October 31, 2008 at 4:26
ART-Guests wanted!

is participating in this exciting event. As an international open source art group, our idea is, that each "Spaltenstein-Participant" buys not only one art spot for themselves, but also reserves up to four spots for other artists who cannot afford to buy one field on their own.

We will present your art and your contribution on the project, you will support and help other artists from around the world and together we will support three aid organisations along with www.ArtWorldProject.com

This is our 35th Spaltenstein-Project and we hope that many of you will participate!

Statement by Mirko Siakkou-Flodin (Coordinator)

Dear Artists, Art friends, -hosts and -guests,

So far I have organized five Spaltenstein projects with a total of 180 participating artists. Many of them joined all projects.

This year, I was invited by ART WORLD PROJECT to participate on their project. I found, this is an exciting project and was inspired to do more than just simply make a contribution as an artist. I decided to combine the ArtWorldProject with our Spaltenstein philosophy of sharing art. I would like to offer my organizational skills and art project experience to make it easy for you to participate as well.
Direct Info Link: http://www.artworldproject.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=158&Itemid=239

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I already have bought and reserved 420 fields as a full row over all seven elements on ArtWorldProject. Its row 35 and it stands for the celebration of the 35th Spaltenstein-Project. The full row is like a banner distributed over all seven elements, representing seven continents.

Please feel free to apply for participation (as Art-Sponsor as well as Art-Guest) by forwarding
the following information to me ( by email only to webmaster@mo-metallkunst.de ):
0. One "JPEG" image (in RGB mode) of your work of art (min. 1 MB | max. 2 MB) as attachment;
0. Your detailed contact datas (full name, address, eMail, website etc.);
0. Your Bio (summary);
0. Title of your forwarded work of art, year of origin, technic, size and short description_if wanted (max. 100 letters);
0. Information if you would like to offer the original work of art for sale; if yes indicate_your price (in EURO or US$) and if you want to donate a certain amount of this sales_price to the aid projects if it gets sold via the project (not obligating);

I'm truly looking forward to receive your applications, your contributions and to the exchange that will be sparked by this great social world-wide project. ArtWorldProject might get shown in various museums around the world, perhaps it will be also presented close to your home town.

We will display the row 35 with 420 contributions in the city of Ravensburg (Germany) as a large printed banner to be seen by the general public.
I'm looking forward to your participation and this exciting challenge!_
_Mirko Siakkou-Flodin__

Comment by Pieronymus Kosch on September 24, 2008 at 21:22

Comment by dima27 on August 30, 2008 at 20:52

"tank trak" oil/can.100/100cm.

Comment by Frances Potter on June 21, 2008 at 17:06
Yes, I agree with Mike's comment below. Fighting for peace is an oxymoron such as cruel kindness. A contradictory statement it may be however, I believe the fight comes from within. To have the abilty to walk with peace in one's heart no matter the circumstance of other's actions around one. I think that the "fight for peace" starts by setting an example and those who follow will follow and those who cannot, are still fighting themselves and therefore must be comforted or at least empathized with as none of us are perfect and we all have our struggles. A non-judgemental existance takes pressure off the ones around us and therefore helps them to open up and realize their own struggles. Once these struggles are brought to the surface, they can be dealt with or at least contemplated and thus, a momentum of positive change has been put into effect. Spreading peace through leading by example. One person cannot change the entire world, however, one person can change the immediate world around one. A ripple effect. Then I guess, if you wanna go the extra mile, you can have a super hero complex and fight injustices on a larger scale...or create art that stirs the viewer to contemplate their own heart and mind and establish their own truths.

May joy and peace move through you!

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