As the DSEI arms fair throws its doors open yet again this September to sell guns, tanks and killer drones, we will be setting up shop on Mayfair’s Brook Street selling work by a fantastic roster of artists.
Where: Bomb Boutique, 50 Brook Street W1K 5DR When: 11-16 September 12-8pm | 15 & 17 September 12-5:30pm
For the first time Art the Arms Fair will partner with Art Represent, a non-profit dedicated to empowering displaced artists around the world. The three artists from Art Represent participating in this year’s exhibition include Azim Fakhri, also known as Kabul Knight, whose work responds to the recent atrocities in Afghanistan.
At Art the Arms Fair, we have one aim: to expose the DSEI arms fair, which is held with the support of the UK Government in London every two years.
One of the world’s largest arms fairs, DSEI opens its doors for one reason only – to push for as many arms sales as possible, including to official delegations from countries with poor human rights records and those involved in conflict. Hosting DSEI in London comes as a particular blow after Sadiq Khan’s recent statement opposing it, and in the wake of London’s pledge to house up to 5,000 Afghan refugees.