Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts presents CounterCurrent19 - Ganzeer: Perpetu-War
"Make Art, Not War" has become a cliché sentiment, perhaps to the point of losing its meaning. But, artist Ganzeer asks, is there something to it? Is it at all possible that art represents antithesis to a culture of warfare that has dominated humanity since the beginning of our time?
"Perpetu-War" is a speculative public art project that alludes to a post-war world wherein artists and their actions occupy the cultural importance and impact often associated with war heroes. Ganzeer’s installation interrogates Houston’s relationship to the military-energy-industrial complex, highlighting the city’s complex histories of arms manufacturing and distribution.
Specifically, the installation is staged on the Buffalo Bayou near the location of a former tank manufacturing center and shipping warehouse.
The exhibit opens on April 9, with an opening reception on April 10 from 6-8 pm at Sunset Coffee Building at 1005 Commerce Street.