The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama
October 28, 2006 – January 14, 2007
Curated by Randy Rosenberg and organized by the Committee of 100 for Tibet, the exhibition features work of 88 artists representing 25 countries. The artists have executed works based on His Holiness and the themes of compassion, harmony, spirituality and unity in all things through traditional art disciplines, electronic media and performance.
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Organized by the Committee of 100 for Tibet (C100) and The Dalai Lama Foundation (DLF), The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama is a multi-media art exhibition that brings together more than 88 well-respected artists representing 30 countries. The exhibition’s goal, to create an international audience for recognizing the urgent need for world peace, is carried out by the celebrated and emerging artists that have been selected because their own work addresses themes related to compassion, peace, unity of all things, impermanence, spirituality, community, people in exile and nonviolence.
The Missing Peace includes painting, sculpture and photography, as well as electronic arts, performance and video. Artists such as Marina Abramovic, El Anatsui, Richard Avedon, Chuck Close, Sylvie Fleury, Mike and Doug Starn, Sebastiao Salgado and Bill Viola are among the artists participating. Additionally, all of the exhibit’s works have been donated by the artists and will be auctioned to raise funds for the peace initiatives of the DLF and the C100. The Dalai Lama, who has met with The Missing Peace organizers on several occasions, supports the project and will be lending a work of art from his personal collection as well.
The Loyola University Museum of Art has been selected as one of three United States exhibitors of this exhibition, and as the Chicago host, LUMA is organizing adult and youth educational programs and concerts to coincide with the exhibit. In addition to LUMA, the exhibit will also travel to the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History (June 11-September 10, 2006) and the Rubin Museum of Art in New York (March 2-September 4, 2007).
Missing Peace Compassion in Action Award
Compassion In Action Award is given to an individual and an organization that embodies pure motivation and compassionate concern for the well being of others, world peace, ecology, and global responsibility. The recipients should have been involved in projects or activities that transform the world locally, nationally, or internationally and assure all members of the society a reasonable standard of living. The CIAA awardees model the intent of The Missing Peace project—they represent, as do the artists of The Missing Peace, people who act with positive intent.
Marjorie Craig Benton co-founded the Chicago Foundation for Women, the Women’s Issues Network and The Peace Museum. She served as a delegate to the United Nations special sessions on disarmament in the ’70s and then as U.S. Ambassador to UNICEF and board chair of Save the Children on issues related to women, children and development in countries around the world.
The Children’s Place Association’s mission is to improve the present and secure the future for children and families confronted by health problems such as HIV/AIDS. The greystone, in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, offers around-the-clock nursing care and other specialized treatment for children who have been separated from their families.
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