Art Assault. 23 Artists Transform Decommissioned AK-47 Rifles In The Name Of Peace. ALL The Pieces From The AKA Peace Exhibition.

AKA peace Exhibition

The most celebrated names in Contemporary Art united for Peace One Day, to react against the horror of violence globally, with ‘AKA Peace’.

AKA Peace Exhibition

Creating brand new works for a blockbuster autumn exhibition, curated by Jake Chapman in collaboration with non-profit organization Peace One Day, these artists have each reinterpreted an AK-47 assault rifle – the most recognizable and devastating worldwide killing machine – as arresting artworks of intrigue and even beauty; recasting a weapon of devastation as a conduit to peace.

Below are images of each and every piece in the exhibit.

Jake and Dinos Chapman:
Jake and Dinos ChapmanJake and Dinos Chapman

Damien Hirst:
Damien Hirst
detail:
Damien Hirst

Antony Gormley:
Antony GormleyAntony Gormley

Sam Taylor Wood:
Sam Taylor Wood
detail:
Sam Taylor WoodGavin Turk:
Gavin Turk

Solange Azagury-Partridge:
Solange Azagury-Partridge
detail:

Rebecca Warren:
Rebecca Warren

Stuart Semple (aka NIMROD):
Stuart Semple (aka NIMROD)

Tim Noble and Sue Webster:
Tim Noble and Sue Webster
detail:

Douglas Gordon:
Douglas GordonDouglas Gordon

Jeremy Deller:
Jeremy Deller

Marc Quinn:
Marc Quinn

Ryan Gander:
Ryan Gander

Jim Lambie:
Jim Lambie

Langlands & Bell:
Langlands & BellLanglands & Bell

Mat Collishaw:
Mat Collishaw

Harland Miller:
Harland Miller
detail:

Bran Symondson:
Bran Symondson
detail:
Bran Symondson

Sarah Lucas:
Sarah LucasSarah Lucas

Charming Baker:
Charming Baker

Antony Micallef:
Antony Micallef

Nancy Fouts:
Nancy Fouts
detail:
Nancy Fouts, detail

Laila Shawa:
Laila Shawa
detail:

Here are a few beautiful portraits of the artists by Bran Symondson for on the project:

Charming Baker:
Charming Baker

Jake Chapman:
Jake Chapman

Tim Noble and Sue Webster:
Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Solange Azagury-Partridge:
Solange Azagury-Partridge

Antony Micallef:
Antony Micallefsee more here

The AKA Peace Trailer:

The exhibition, originally conceived by photographer Bran Symondson and now curated by artist Jake Chapman, coincided with Peace Day, Friday 21 September 2012 and will raise awareness of Peace Day and raise funds for Peace One Day’s Global Truce 2013 campaign.

Jeremy Gilley, founder of Peace One Day said, “AKA Peace is a really profound project; turning a weapon of destruction into a weapon of peace is awesome. The benefits of awareness and finance to help Global Truce 2013 is a great outcome. I’m grateful to Bran for having a wonderful idea and it’s an honour to have Jake Chapman curate the project.” Peace Day 2012 will be marked by the Peace One Day Concert, at Wembley Arena in London. Headlining the concert will be Elton John, alongside James Morrison and 2Cellos.

The ICA exhibition of AKA Peace runs from 26 until 30 September at the Institute of Contemporary Art before the pieces are auctioned at Phillips de Pury & Company on 4th October to raise funds and awareness for Peace One Day and Global Truce 2013.

For more information please visit: www.peaceoneday.org/aka-peace

Bran Symondson took the majority of the photos shown in this post. The Damien Hirst image is courtesy of Damien Hirst, The Jim Lambie image is courtesy of Ruth Clark via Phillips de Pury. Other images courtesy of Peace One Day.

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