The following is a selection of participating artists’ work from the Art the Arms Fair 2019
Organizers: Art the Arms Fair Collective (United Kingdom)
Collaborators: Campaign Against the Arms Trade (United Kingdom)
London, United Kingdom
Every two years London is host to one of the largest arms fairs, where delegations from around the world trade and purchase weaponry. Running parallel, the Art the Arms Fair exposes and expands discourse on the international arms trade’s role in contemporary society. Through visual art exhibitions, lectures, and workshops, along with poetry, comedy, and music events, artists and the wider public voice opposition while envisioning alternatives to the war industry. Free to all, the diverse set of art offerings present a more accessible format for people who are not comfortable engaging in confrontational protests.
Peace Guard II
Designer: Shepard Fairey (United States)
Screenprint on paper
This image serves as a reminder that pushing for peace, ironically, requires a militant vigilance itself. I love
the juxtaposition of seemingly contradictory symbols. Peace is victory without war. It’s a good day when
you don’t have to use your A.K.!
— Shepard Fairey