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AK-47 at the Peace One Day

An exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in collaboration with non-profit organization Peace One Day showcases artists reinterpretation of AK-47 assault rifles, reacting against the horror of violence globally, recasting a weapon of devastation as a conduit to peace. The art installations are to be auctioned after the exhibition on Oct. 4 to raise funds for Peace One Day. - Text and photos by AP

A member of staff poses with an interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle ?Spin AK47 for Peace One Day? by British artist Damien Hirst on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
A member of staff poses with an interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle ?Spin AK47 for Peace One Day? by British artist Damien Hirst on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
An interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle ?Sketch for AK47 Samovar? by artist Douglas Gordon is seen on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
An interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle ?Sketch for AK47 Samovar? by artist Douglas Gordon is seen on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
Gaza-born Palestinian artist Laila Shawa poses by her interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle ?Where Souls Dwell? on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
Gaza-born Palestinian artist Laila Shawa poses by her interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle ?Where Souls Dwell? on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
An interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle ?Spin AK47 for Peace One Day? by British artist Damien Hirst is seen on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
An interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle ?Spin AK47 for Peace One Day? by British artist Damien Hirst is seen on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
An interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle by British artists Tim Noble and Sue Wenster is seen on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
An interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle by British artists Tim Noble and Sue Wenster is seen on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
British artist Bran Symondson poses by his interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle ?Commodities? on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
British artist Bran Symondson poses by his interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle ?Commodities? on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
British artist Bran Symondson poses by his interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle ?Commodities? on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
British artist Bran Symondson poses by his interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle ?Commodities? on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
An interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle ?Silence? by British artist Antony Gromley is seen on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
An interpretation of an AK-47 assault rifle ?Silence? by British artist Antony Gromley is seen on display in an exhibition 'AKA Peace' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

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Pradeep
Sep 26, 2012 06:22pm
Looks so cool......