AKA Peace is an unprecedented art project, conceived by photographer and Amnesty International Media Award Winner Bran Symondson, inspired by his time serving as a soldier in the British Army in Afghanistan.
The project, curated by renowned British artist Jake Chapman and produced by Peace One Day, will present specially commissioned artworks by 23 globally recognised artists including Damien Hirst, Sam Taylor-Wood and Antony Gormley, bringing together, for the first time, a dynamic group of contemporary artists in support of Peace One Day.
Exclusively for the AKA Peace project, each of the participating artists have been given a fully decommissioned AK–47 assault rifle from a war torn region of the world and asked to turn this internationally recognised symbol of war and destruction into a work of art.
The artworks will be exhibited at the ICA in London during 26–30 September. An auction will be held at Phillips de Pury & Company in London on the evening of 4 October with the artworks available to view there from 2 October.
All sales from the AKA Peace artworks will go directly to Peace One Day’s Global Truce 2013 Campaign.