Artists at War
Artist painting on a bridge in Paris - 2015
Testimonies of creative minds affected by brutalities of our times
Nada Abu Taleb - Yemen
Artists at War is a multi-media site of interviews with and views of artists living in war zones, or as war refugees from conflict zones, exiled into adopted countries, waging global art wars to make audible the fears, horrors, and plights of oppression, ethnic cleansing, tyranny and near annihilation. It is also stories of those who were in some way or another, physical and psychological victims of wars which have ravaged the region in the aftermath of 9/11.
From the Balkans to the Middle East to Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe the ravaging ethnic, territorial, religious wars have razed through countless lands, giving birth to an exodus of 60 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide [source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The chaos and mayhem documented, reported on, and shared by western powers’ pseudo-news teams are mere snippets of reality. Our senses have become immune to images of mutilated, dead bodies strewn across fields where livestock once grazed. Live video footage of bloody obliteration are “sophisticated” military industrial show-offs creeping into our comfortable, safe haven living rooms where we are untouched by the anarchy our tax dollars, and more importantly our silence, has allowed.
These are the voices unheard - cries un-answered and pleas in need of attention and repair. They are from artists living in war zones - and at war armed with their art.
Artists at War is emulating an online museum updated in real-time, providing instant engagement opportunity between the viewer and the artist.
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