In September 2019 the world’s largest arms fair will quietly set up shop in London. It will sell weapons and tools of torture to delegates from all over the world. As in 2017, Art the Arms Fair will make sure that it doesn’t go unnoticed.
We are excited to announce that this year Nesta has selected Art the Arms Fair as one of their New Radicals. New Radicals ‘showcases 50 radical thinking individuals and organisations changing the UK for the better’. The award is published in The Observer (offsite link). It recognises our aim to draw attention to the DSEI Arms Fair and create positive and radical change.
We are delighted to be included in such an amazing group of people. We look forward to collaborating with other New Radicals in the future.
10 September 2018 – ‘Bang! and the World is Gone!’
A satirical ad by artist Darren Cullen has appeared across London this morning. It is now a year to the day until the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair takes place at the ExCeL Centre. Companies that are central to building Britain’s nuclear missile submarines, warheads and reactors, such as BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin, will be exhibiting at and sponsoring DSEI. They will also be joined there by ‘trade visitors’ and military delegations from human rights abusing regimes.
The ad says the Nuke is ‘now x3000 more powerful than Hiroshima’, ‘ethnically cleansing,’ ‘tested on humans’ and ‘tackles stubborn buildings, women, children, pots and pans.’ Darren Cullen is one of the artists who will be contributing to the Art the Arms Fair exhibition, which will coincide with the (DSEI) Arms Fair in September 2019.
Tick tock tick tock tick tock⏳⌛🕛 there's still time to apply for our first Insta Takeover, deadline midnight tonight. Are you an artist who can use instagram to shine a light on the arms fair? Get in touch - details in thread below!
Submissions are coming in for our first insta residency, deadline this Sat midnight! Are you an insta savvy artist who critically examines the global sale of arms/related topics? Got time at the beginning of May to take over our Insta? We want to hear from you! Details below.
#CalltoArts 🎨 Calling all artists and digital curators, last chance to apply for our Instagram Takeover 1-15 May!⚡️To apply send images of your practice, a short proposal of up to 300 words & a link to your Instagram to email@example.com. Deadline: 20 April #ArtAgainstArms