Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts presents CounterCurrent19 - Ganzeer: Perpetu-War

CounterCurrent19: Ganzeer: <i>Perpetu-War</i>
Photo by Ganzeer

"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.

Event Details


4.14.19 | 12:00 pm
4.13.19 | 12:00 pm
4.12.19 | 12:00 pm
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4.11.19 | 12:00 pm
4.10.19 | 12:00 pm
4.9.19 | 12:00 pm


Tony Marron Park
808 N. York St.
Houston, TX 77003

Ticket Info

Admission is free.