Projection of "Guests" Krzysztof Wodiczko
Funding for The Art of Un-War has been made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Museum of Modern Contemporary Art (Seoul S. Korea), The Polish Cultural Institute of NY, Puffin Foundation, private donations and by the individuals who've contributed to the crowdfunding campaign for the film.
Cultural, Activist and Institutional Partners
More Art New York NY
More Art is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that fosters collaborations between professional artists and communities to create public art and educational programs that inspire social justice.
World Beyond War
World Beyond War is a global nonviolent movement to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace.
Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Slought ('Sl-aw-t') is a non-profit organization that engages the public in dialogue about cultural and socio-political change in Philadelphia, the world, and the cloud. We are a new form of institution that builds relationships and social trust through collaboration and the exchange of ideas. For over a decade, we have worked with artists, communities, and institutions worldwide to develop projects that encourage inclusiveness, advocacy, and the sharing of knowledge.
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Liverpool, UK
FACT is the UK's leading media arts center, based in Liverpool. Offering a unique program of exhibitions, film and participant-led art projects, we use the power of creative technology to inspire and enrich lives.
MIT (Massachusetts Information Technology) Cambridge, MA
Department of Architecture
The MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) is an academic program and hub of critical art practice and discourse within the School of Architecture and Planning.
Micaela Martegani, Director and Founder of More Art
Micaela Martegani is an art historian and a curator, and the Director and founder of More Art. She produced, organized and curated Krzysztof Wodiczko's "Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection” in Union Square New York City in 2012. Micaela has worked as an art historian, curator, and advisor. In 2004 she founded More Art as a way to help make contemporary art more accessible to the general public. She believes that art has great connective potential because it offers ways of communicating that are direct yet non-threatening. Art can change people’s outlook on life, and, in particular, it can have a fundamental impact on the most vulnerable or neglected members of our society.
Carol Becker, Dean and Professor of the Arts, School of the Arts Columbia University
Carol Becker is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on The Role of Art in Society. She has authored numerous articles and several books including: The Invisible Drama: Women and the Anxiety of Change (with many foreign editions); Zones of Contention: Essays on Art, Institutions, Gender, and Anxiety; Surpassing the Spectacle: Global Transformations and the Changing Politics of Art, the edited edition, The Subversive Imagination: Artists, Society, and Social Responsibility, and the most recently; Thinking in Place: Art, Action, and Cultural Production. She was Dean of Faculty and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before coming to Columbia University. She travels widely and lectures on issues of art and society.
Mike Stubbs, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
Mike Stubbs is Director of FACT UK's leading organization for the commissioning and presentation of film, video and new media art forms. Encompassing a broad range of arts and media practice his arts management, curating and artwork has been internationally acknowledged. An award-winning and respected moving image artist, Mike’s work encompasses film, video, mixed media installations, performance and curation. He has won more than a dozen major international awards including first prizes at the Oberhausen and Locarno Film Festivals, and in 1999 was invited to present a video retrospective of his work at the Tate Gallery, London. A selection of his work featured at the 2003 Adelaide International Film Festival.
Gediminas Urbonas, Artist and Associate Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture
Gediminas Urbonas is co-founder with Nomeda Urbonas of Urbonas Studio, an interdisciplinary research practice that advocates for the reclamation of public space, stimulating cultural and political imagination as tools for social change. Urbonas’ socially engaged and technology based practice has been exhibited at the San Paulo, Berlin, Moscow, Lyon and Gwangju Biennales; the Manifesta and Documenta exhibitions; and solo shows at the Venice Biennale and MACBA in Barcelona. Urbonas is also co-founder of the Transaction Archive and co-director of the Pro-test Lab Archive. His writing on artistic research as a form of intervention in social and political crisis was published in the books Devices for Action (2008) by MACBA Press, and Barcelona and Villa Lituania (2008) by Sternberg Press. Their book on river cultures is in preparation by Modern Art Oxford (forthcoming, 2013) and they are currently working on a large scale installation related to heavy metals in the Derwent River at the Museum of Old and New Art.
PhDr. Jaroslav Anděl,
Jaroslav Anděl was former Artistic Director of the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, curator and the author of numerous exhibitions and publications devoted to modern and contemporary art. Jaroslav organized the exhibition "Krzysztof Wodiczko: Out/Inside(rs)" at DOX Centre in 2013. He lives in Prague and New York City.