• The Project Room
  • September 21st - 29th, 2012
  • Reception: Friday, September 21st, 12 - 6pm in Gallery 102
  • Wednesday- Saturday 12 - 6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

films4peace is organized by Anabelle Rodriguez at Crane Arts LLC

Crane Arts and the International Curatorial Exchange (I.C.E) is pleased to be a part of films4peace, an annual short film commission by PUMA.Peace, featuring 21 of today’s most innovative artists visually interpreting the subject of peace. These art films will be released at cultural venues globally, on World Peace Day, September 21st 2012 on a dedicated films4peace website, through social networking, video sharing sites and blogs amongst others.

“Artists confront us with the challenges that face us at this time,” said Mark Coetzee, films4peace curator. “films4peace are both disturbing and inspiring, responsive to the reality of our time but they also ask us to be responsible for our actions. PUMA.Peace wishes to contribute to making the world a better place. A world that is safer, more peaceful and more creative. We are honored that Crane Arts has joined us in this important initiative.”

Curator Mark Coetzee has invited 21 artists to create 17 new works:
Janet Biggs (USA), Ergin Cavuşoğlu (Bulgaria), Magali Charrier (France), Gregory Crewdson and Costanza Theodoli-Braschi (USA and UK), Yang Fudong (China), Tom Gran and Kayleigh Gibbons (UK), Max Hattler (Germany), Isaac Julien (UK), Peterson Kamwathi (Kenya), Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy (Ireland), Nandipha Mntambo (Swaziland), Michael Nyman (UK), Noriko Okaku (Japan), Jacco Olivier (Netherlands), Bill Porter (UK), Levi van Veluw (Netherlands), Hank Willis Thomas and Terence Nance (USA).

In keeping with the spirit of the commission, these films will be gifted to the world, within public domain and screening cost free, as tools for peace. By releasing these short films as broadly as possible, on multliple live and virtual platforms, the aim is to effect positive social change and broaden the discussions around peace globally.

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