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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

films4peace web screening

Fri, Sep 21, 2012

On September 21, MCA Chicago joins hundreds of cultural institutions worldwide, supporting films4peace to celebrate World Peace Day—the United Nations’ international day of ceasefire, and a day for individuals, organizations, and countries to demonstrate acts of peace. The history of violence in Chicago lends this project local significance to a universal challenge, as communities of citizens, artists, and cultural workers, consider how to shift the tide from violence to peace.

films4peace, curated by Mark Coetzee, Program Director and Chief Curator of PUMAVision, is an annual short film commission by PUMA.Peace. It features 21 of today’s most innovative artists visually interpreting the subject of peace. These 30- to 90-second art films are released globally on World Peace Day through live screenings at cutural venues and online through websites, social networking sites, video sharing sites, and blogs. The films include 35mm live action, experimental animation, and fine art. None of the films are language specific. The artists were selected for the quality and scope of their work and their sensitivity in interpreting the theme.

Artists include:

Janet Biggs (USA)
Ergin Cavuşoğlu (Bulgaria)
Magali Charrier (France)
Gregory Crewdson and Costanza Theodoli-Braschi (USA and UK)
Yang Fudong (China)
Tom Gran and Kayleigh Gibbons (UK)
Max Hattler (Germany)
Isaac Julien (UK)
Peterson Kamwathi (Kenya)
Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy (Ireland)
Nandipha Mntambo (Swaziland)
Michael Nyman (UK)
Noriko Okaku (Japan)
Jacco Olivier (Netherlands)
Bill Porter (UK)
Levi van Veluw (Netherlands)
Hank Willis Thomas and Terence Nance (USA)