Ver la versión completa : Haz el Arte y no la Guerra ♥

09/04/2009, 14:13
Estupendo... estudiante Irakí de Arte, trabaja con despojos de la guerra.

Según dijo: "Es un mensaje al mundo, de cómo estas piezas de guerra que traen muerte, pueden ser convertidas en cosas de belleza... es también un llamado de atención a Iraq y al resto del mundo, de que ya fue suficiente, basta de matanzas".

Genail genial.

First Published 2009-04-09
'Equipment that bring death can be turned into things of beauty'
Iraqi students make art not war with old weapons

Graduate students at Baghdad University's College of Fine Arts turn scrap from old guns into symbols of hope.

BAGHDAD - In Iraq four students are turning scrap from old guns and munitions into symbols of hope.
In a display of industrial war art in Baghdad's green zone, a sculpture of a fish is made out of bullet casings; a flower is shaped from the twisted remains of a machine gun barrel; another depicts the Greek God Atlas, shown holding a wooden map of Iraq instead of shouldering the weight of the Earth.
The show is the work of graduate students at Baghdad University's College of Fine Arts.
"It's a message to the world that these pieces of equipment that bring death can be turned into things of beauty," says artist Ahmed Imad Aldeen, 27, at his small workshop in the fortified government and diplomatic compound.
"It's also an appeal to Iraq and the rest of the world that enough is enough. Enough of the killing," adds fellow artist Ali Hamid Mohammed.
The group of four students joined forces last year to create the pieces which are being displayed in a small room next to a green zone live shooting range.
Many of the dozens of sculptures for sale are abstract, but others, like a version of the famed bust of Egyptian queen Nefertiti, are immediately recognisable.
"When I see each weapon, they speak to me and tell me what they should be," says Aldeen.
The idea of turning munitions into art was first proposed by Zahim Jihad Mutar, head of a non-government Iraqi armament disposal group.
Mutar, 57, a veteran of the Iraq-Iran war of the 1980s, runs the Iraq Mine Clearance Organisation (IMCO), a US State Department and United Nations funded group that destroys more than 600 weapons a day.
Sick of the destruction that guns and bombs had inflicted on his country, he began IMCO in late 2003. Then he hit on the idea of turning weapons into art as a way of coming to terms with the past.
The former Iraqi army soldier approached the students last year and agreed to provide them with a place to work as well as supplies of scrap metal from destroyed Chinese and Russian AK-47s, mortar tubes and grenade launchers.
"These weapons for killing people -- I wanted to change them into symbols of love, freedom and life," says the former mine specialist.
"These destroyed guns have a message for all people, that art can bring peace," he adds.
Later this month Mutar and the artists hope to inaugurate a new gallery in a more prominent location in the capital. Proceeds from sales will go to orphaned children and victims of mine accidents.

09/04/2009, 17:13
...interesante como alegoría.
Si las guerras terminaran este artista se quedaría sin material para su arte...
Rescato el mensaje como válido y necesario...

24/04/2009, 00:52
Vaya como dirian Bastante Bien Habilidoso, manos que cambian la cara de los objetos que considerariamos por siempre pertubadores en algo que difinitivamente es Arte ®