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Photos: ‘AKA Peace’ at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London

by | 27th, September 2012

AK-47 assault rifle “Spin AK47 for Peace One Day” by British artist Damien Hirst on display in an exhibition ‘AKA Peace’ at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. The exhibition in collaboration with non-profit organization Peace One Day showcases artists reinterpretation of AK-47 assault rifles, reacting against the horror of violence globally, recasting a weapon of devastation as a conduit to peace. The art installations are to be auctioned after the exhibition on Oct. 4 to raise funds for Peace One Day.

An interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle “Sign of the Times” by artists Langlands and Bell

An interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle “Silence” by British artist Antony Gormley

Laila Shawa poses with her transformed AK47 machine gun

An interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle by British artists Tim Noble and Sue Wenster

Yin & Yan the AK47 machine gun by Jake and Dinos Chapman

An interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle “Spin AK47 for Peace One Day” by British artist Damien Hirst

Emma Gilhooly studies the USA Dollar bill covered AK47 machine gun by Bran Symondson

An interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle “Sketch for AK47 Samovar” by artist Douglas Gordon

Nancy Fouts with her thorn covered AK47 machine gun

 

 



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