(Los Angeles) – LA Vs. WAR returns with LA Vs. WAR II: Art for Peace in the Hope Era – a three day massive group art exhibition for peace that will mark the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 in Downtown Los Angeles at The Vortex Philanthropic Space.
This year’s event will feature over 100 contributing artists including video installations and live performance art. There will be over 30 DJs, live painting and t-shirting printing, a community peace altar, laser graffiti, peace photo portraits, and stencil art workshops, all supporting the pro-peace/antiwar theme.
A large selection of fine art, limited-edition prints and
posters will be on view chronicling the creative responses to the current military conflicts in the Middle East/North Africa/Central Asia, The Global War on Terror, the Drug Wars and other wars on marginalized peoples.
Teach-ins will be held with LA Vs. War grassroots activist-partners Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Code Pink, Youth Justice Coalition, Antiwar.com, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Campaign to Rescind Special Order 11 and Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) in an effort to inform and energize attendees in transforming their own lives and communities.
In the days leading up to the exhibition, LA Vs. WAR will work with prominent muralists, to create public Peace murals around the community similar to the piece running at the LA Vs. WAR’s venue entitled “LA Madre Vs. WAR” by WERC, GERA, Contra and JC.
Exclusive Image Preview by Contributing Artists & The First LA Vs. War Can Be Found Here:
The growing roster of artists includes:
Army of One
Brianna Lengel Bail
Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca
John Carlos De Luna
Jon Paul Bail
Manuela Viera- Gallo
Mark of the Beast
Not My Government
Participating DJs curated by ArtDontSleep and Dublab.com:
Elephant & Castle
Marc deClive Lowe
& special guests.
Video Installations Curated By Kelly Fancher
Performance Art By: Strange Peple’s Brigade, JoeButoh Sculptour
Live Art Curated By: Crewest Gallery and Mobile Mural Lab
Live T-shirt Printing By: Hit+Run featuring peace and antiwar graphics
Peace Altar By: Ofelia Esparza and ZAN
Laser Graffiti By: Buff Laser 2000
Peace Photo Project By: Azul 213
Stenciling Demonstrations & Workshops By: Oscar Magallanes and Leo Limón
When: Friday, September 9th, 2011 – Sunday, September 11th, 2011
12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Where: The Vortex
2341 E. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Entry: $5.00 Suggested Donation
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