Frost Art Museum-FIU. The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama.

Oct 9th, 2009 through Jan 10th, 2010.

The Frost Art Museum at FIU is presenting The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, an exhibition exploring art as a medium for pursuing world peace, inspired on the iconic image of the 14th Dalai Lama. Such exhibition endeavor wouldn’t be possible without the collaboration offered by the Committee of 100 for Tibet, and the Dalai Lama Foundation.

The participating artists were asked to create portrayals of the Dalai Lama, resulting in an array of 40 pieces – tapestries, photographs, and paintings – mirroring the many roles the Dalai Lama plays within the world. With these works, the artists have been not only able to explore the Dalai Lama’s persona, but also venture into the multiple features of the world leadership condition. As the title of the exhibition states, peace has been long gone missing from our contemporary world, and it is the role of world leaders to regain that confidence in a peaceful future. More than a world leader, Dalai Lama is a world spiritual leader who has pointed out a direction to achieve that future.

Artists on the exhibition pay tribute to Dalai Lama using their own set of ideas and doctrines, adding the power of art to the principles and qualities embodied by the Tibetan leader. The exhibition includes work by many renowned artists like Chuck Close, Laurie Anderson, Bill Viola, Jenny Holzer, Anish Kapoor, Richard Gere, Marina Abramovic, and Michele Oka Doner, among others. But far from focusing on the individual artists, the curatorial approach seeks to sum them up into a bigger picture: the pursuing of peace – both global and individual.

Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, FL 33199
305.348.289
http://thefrost.fiu.edu

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