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.

"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.

"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.

WHEN

WHERE

Tony Marron Park
808 N. York St.
Houston, TX 77003
http://www.countercurrentfestival.org/project/perpetu-war/

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Admission is free.
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