Anti War Medals

Inger Margrethe Larsen Designer MA (RCA)

ANTI-WAR MEDALS: ARTISTS RESPOND TO THE WAR

 

The War in Iraq has ended (or has it?) and are we any safer? The costly occupation of Iraq has yet to bring democracy to its people or security to the U.S.

The War has fueled hatred of the US around the world and weakened alliances built up over decades. Artists have a long history of reflecting on the events surrounding them. We feel that this is one of those times.

 

Medal by Inger Margrethe Larsen

135 artists from 16 countries have created medals that reflect the terrible waste of this war. Medals commemorate heroes and battles but also Grief, Destruction, Terror, Greed, Hypocrisy, Arrogance and Loss. This war is remembered by artists from around the world with small but powerful objects that remind us the risks of unchecked power.

 

EXHIBITION VENUES:

 

Velvet da Vinci Gallery San Francisco, California, November 1-30, 2003 and November 1 - 20, 2005

 

Electrum Gallery London, England, May 7-29, 2004

 

Festspillene i Nord-Norge Harstad, Norway, June 19 - 26, 2004

 

Nordnorsk Kunstnersentrum Svolvær, Norway, July 2 - 25, 2004

 

The Tromsø Kunstforening Tromsø, Norway, August 2 - 22, 2004.

 

FAD Barcelona, Spain, December 16, 2004 - January 10, 2005 (With the help of Alea Gallery in Barcelona.)

 

The Barents Spectacle Kirkenes, Norway, January 31 to February 6, 2005

 

Velvet da Vinci Gallery San Francisco, California, November 1-20, 2005

More information see: Velvet da Vinci Gallery

 

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