LIVE AUCTION: Friday 2 October
The Club at The Ivy, 9 West Street, London WC2H 9N
Online preview auction: 21 September – 1 October (23.59 BST)
#ART4PEACE is a global campaign from International Alert that uses the power of art to inspire conversations about peace and conflict issues around the world.
Following on from its successful launch last year, this September the campaign will focus on peace in the urban context.
Over 20 acclaimed urban artists, some of whom are from conflict-affected areas, are showcasing artworks inspired by peace in their cities.
Ben Turnbull (UK) | Clet Abraham (France) | Dan Kitchener (UK) | David Scheinmann (UK) | David Whittaker (UK) | Ganzeer (Egypt) | Goldie (UK) | Inkie (UK) | K-Guy (UK) | Know Hope (Israel) | Malina Suliman (Afghanistan)| Matt Small (UK) | Olek (Poland) | Otto Schade (Chile) | Sadhu X (Nepal) | Shraddha Shrestha (Nepal) | Sten Lex (Italy) | Tammam Azzam (Syria) | Teurk (France) | Victor Ash (France/Denmark) | War Boutique (UK) | Yola (Poland/UK)
Many of the artists have been featured in major gallery collections and exhibitions worldwide, but their work began in public urban spaces and remains indebted to street and urban art traditions.
Canvases, police shields, road signs and even rolling pins will all feature in this unique show ahead of UN International Peace Day of 21 September.
To close this year’s #ART4PEACE campaign, a benefit auction in aid of International Alert will take place at The Club at The Ivy in London on 2 October. It will be hosted by revered auctioneer Edward Rising in association with Sotheby’s. Tickets and details.
All the works can be previewed in an online auction: bit.ly/A4P2015Auction
WHAT OUR ARTISTS SAY:
“Art can play a huge role in building peace. It can relay and portray a message on the streets. The world is an open blank canvas.” Goldie, participating artist & DJ (UK)
“Of course, art in isolation cannot change the world but it can open up important and useful dialogues that can generate new and varied perspectives.” Tammam Azzam, participating artist (Syria)
“Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world. Just start talking peace and the message will spread quicker than you think.” Yoko Ono, former participating artist (USA)
(Read more at: talkingpeacefestival.org/artists)
JOIN THE CONVERSATION:
- Twitter: @talkpeacefest. Hashtags: #ART4PEACE and #TalkingPeace
Image: ‘Child of war’ by Matt Small.