LA Vs. WAR II - Art for Peace in the Hope Era
As a follow up to the original LA Vs. WAR show held in April 2008, LA Vs. War returns as a massive three-day experiential art exhibition and cultural event presenting some of today’s most prolific, pro-peace/anti-war and political artists in multi-media.
LA Vs. WAR II will mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks where artists from LA and beyond will examine the questions: After 10 years of the Global War on Terror, where do we now stand as a nation? Is the world a safer place? Where does the Peace movement go from here?
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 event, LA Vs. War organizers have confirmed two additional public peace murals by acclaimed street artists El Mac and Vyal. The group mural, "LA Madre Vs. WAR" by WERC, GERA, Contra and JC is currently running at the show’s venue.
John Carr of Yo! Peace, the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Political Gridlock and Ad Hoc Art
Produced By: Estée Ochoa
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
Large selection of fine art, limited-edition prints and pro-peace posters 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.
Live art demonstrations and workshops to engage the audience in creative activities ranging from painting, t-shirt printing, stenciling, performance art and altar-making
Teach-ins with grassroots activist-partners from Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Code Pink, Youth Justice Coalition, Antiwar.com, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), to Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN) in effort to inform and energize attendees in transforming their own lives and communities
Peace Photo Project will be taking portraits of attendees as activists for Peace, LA Vs. WAR video art program and more
Schedules to be announced.
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
For more information and updates visit: www.vswar.org
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About LA Vs. War II
LA Vs. WAR II is a not-for-profit project that will live on past the September 2011 Los Angeles event under the name Vs. WAR. The show will evolve and travel to other cities bringing its unique model of creative resistance and collaboration to other communities. Originally organized out of the Yo! Peace poster show, the first LA Vs. WAR welcomed 6000 attendees and gained widespread impact on a national scale.
About John Carr / LA Vs. War Creator & Curator
John Carr is an internationally acclaimed artist, designer and curator based in downtown Los Angeles. He is the curator of Yo! What Happened to Peace? a traveling peace/antiwar poster exhibition and editor of a poster art book by the same name. In 2008 Carr created LA Vs. War, earning the Center for the Study of Political Graphics "Art as a Hammer" award for his achievements.