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This Exhibit Highlights Houston and Its Complex History of Arms Manufacturing

"Make Art, Not War" has become a cliché sentiment, perhaps to the point of losing its meaning. But, artist Ganzeer asks, is there something to it? Is it at all possible that art represents antitheses to a culture of warfare that has dominated humanity since the beginning of our time?

Perpetu-War is a speculative public art project that alludes to a post-war world wherein artists and their actions occupy the cultural importance and impact often associated with war heroes. Ganzeer's installation interrogates Houston's relationship to the military-energy-industrial complex, highlighting the city's complex histories of arms manufacturing and distribution.

Ganzeer is a multidisciplinary artist who works seamlessly between art, design, and storytelling. His work has stirred trouble in art galleries, alleyways, and museums around the world, such as the Palace of the Arts in Cairo. His current major projects include a short story collection titled “TIMES NEW HUMAN”, and a sci-fi graphic novel titled “THE SOLAR GRID”, which earned him a Global Thinker Award from Foreign Policy in 2016.

Perpetu-War was developed through a joint residency with the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences at Rice University. The artwork is on the waterfront of the Buffalo Bayou, a short walk from the parking area. Parking is available at Tony Marron Park. Comfortable shoes are advised. We hope to see you there!

Even though Chartwell Court Apartments in Houston, Texas provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!

Event Time/Date:
Tuesday, April 9, 2019—12:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston
3400 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002

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