As a follow up to the original LA Vs. WAR show held in April 2008, LA Vs. War returns as a massive three-day experiential art exhibition and cultural event presenting some of today’s most prolific, pro-peace/anti-war and political artists in multi-media. LA Vs. WAR II will mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks where artists from LA and beyond will examine the questions: After 10 years of the Global War on Terror, where do we now stand as a nation? Is the world a safer place? Where does the Peace movement go from here?
Large selection of fine art, limited-edition prints and pro-peace posters on view, chronicling the creative responses to the current military conflicts in the Middle East/North Africa/Central Asia, The Global War on Terror, the Drug Wars and other wars on marginalized peoples.
The growing roster of artists includes: Abcnt, Adam Smith, Amitis Motevalli, Ando Pndlian, Army of One, Art Hazelwood, Azul 213, Brianna Lengel Bail, Byron Jose, Chaz Bojorquez, Chuck Sperry, Contra One, Cryptik, Dog Byte, Doug Minkler, Eddie Colla, Elizabeth Wood, Elle Burchill, Enik One, Eriberto Oriol, Eyeone, Favianna Rodriguez, Free Humanity, Garrison Buxton, Geraldine Lozano, Glen Brooks, Graphonic, Guillermo Bert, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, James Bentley, Jesus Barraza, John Carlos De Luna, John Carr, John Fekner, Jon Paul Bail, Khadija Anderson, Kristy Lovich, Kyle Goen, Lalo Alcaraz, Leba, lilstickyrice, Lucky Bunny, Lydia Emily, Man One, Manuela Viera- Gallo, Mark of the Beast, Manny Torres, Max Neutra, Mear One, Melanie Cervantes, Michael Datcher, Nancy Popp, Not My Government, Nuclear Winter, Oremeh Bagheri, Oscar Magallanes, Paul Barron, Poli Marichal, Raquel Gutierrez, Raymundo Hernández-López, Rebecca Conroy, Ricardo Duffy, Robbie Conal, Ron Donovan, Septerhed, Shark Toof, Shepard Fairey, Slanguage Collective, Street Phantom, Two Rabbits, Vivian Wong, Vyal One, Werc, William Acedo, Winston Smith, Yem, Yuri Shimojo
2341 E. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Entry: $5.00 Suggested Donation
Friday, September 9th, 2011 – Sunday, September 11th, 2011 – 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Live art demonstrations and workshops to engage the audience in creative activities ranging from painting, t-shirt printing, stenciling, performance art and altar-making
Teach-ins with grassroots activist-partners from Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Code Pink, Youth Justice Coalition, Antiwar.com, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, and Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) in effort to inform and energize attendees in transforming their own lives and communities
Peace Photo Project will be taking portraits of attendees as activists for Peace, LA Vs. WAR video art program and more
Curated By: John Carr of Yo! Peace, the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Political Gridlock and Ad Hoc Art
Produced By: Estée Ochoa
Participating DJs curated by ArtDontSleep and Dublab.com: Aaron Byrd, Adrian Younge, Al Jackson, Alfred Hawkins, Alter, Andrew Meza, Anthony Valadez, B+, Carlos Nino, Coleman, Destroyer, DJ Moni, DJ Shiva, Elephant & Castle, Expo, Frosty, GLK, Hawthorne Headhunters, Haycock, House Shoes, Jun, Kristi Lomax, Lady Sha, Lee Bannon, Marc deClive Lowe, Matthew David, Mike Fisher, Monalisa, Mr. NumberOnederful, Plann B., Rani D., Rhettmatic, Seano, Skott K & special guests.