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.
Come and join us on Sunday 30 September (1–7pm) for the launch of Art The Arms Fair 2019. It will be fun! See our Facebook event for full details.
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.
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.
'My name is Ahmed Jahaf. I am a graphic designer & artist living in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a... under constant bombardment & blockade.'
We were proud to display art by @A7medJa7af at #ArtTheArmsFair '17.
'Artist Jill Gibbon sketches images of the surreal behind-the-scenes world of military fairs & expos to highlight how the arms trade treats missiles, tanks & bombs like any other commodity.' @jill_gibbon #calltoarts https://t.co/3lKTULf2LM #calltoarts #ArtTheArmsFair
We are making a killing' - Matt Turner, displayed at #ArtTheArmsFair 2017
The artist @jill_gibbon took her sketchbook into DSEI: look at her website to see what see saw! https://t.co/mxy8KdyyKN
'Paintings, protest and propaganda: A visual history of warfare'
Some #Monday reading from @bourke_joanna , author of "War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict," pub. @reaktionbooks #ArtTheArmsFair #calltoarts