Trt – 11 min
Written, Produced, and Directed by Rosemary Rawcliffe
A healthy family means healthy humanity. The mother plays a key role in the creation of world peace. Working with the Dalai Lama and poetry by Louis MacNiece provided inspiration for the artwork. – Artist’s Statement
The Dalai Lama Foundation and the Committee of 100 for Tibet invited Rosemary to participate in The Missing Peace: Artists Consider The Dalai Lama, art exhibition to create an artwork that embodies the virtues and the ideals of the Dalai Lama. The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama is a multi-media art exhibition that brings together over 75 well-respected artists, representing more than 25 countries. With the full life of the Dalai Lama as inspiration, the intention for this project is to shift the world’s attention towards peace.
The Missing Peace opened in June 2006 at the UCLA Fowler museum, and was followed by exhibitions in Chicago, at Loyola University Museum of Art, The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Tokyo-Japan, Madrid-Spain, followed by the Brukenthal Museum and Evangelical Church in Sibiu, Romania.
The exhibition is currently being held at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm – October 8, 2010, to January 3, 2011. After 5 years on the road, the exhibition will move to the San Antonio Museum of Art, for the final showing. Beginning with a private opening night on March 11, 2011, the exhibition will run March 12 through July 31, 2011
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The Missing Peace
The result of collaboration between the Committee of 100 for Tibet and the Dalai Lama Foundation, The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama will conclude a five-year tour at SAMA — an appropriate location since the Museum houses a fine collection of Himalayan Buddhist art.
Prior to coming to San Antonio, the exhibition has been shown in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Tokyo, Madrid, Miami, Sibiu (Romania), and Stockholm.
A cutting-edge contemporary exhibition that includes works by over eighty artists, The Missing Peace was conceived as a unique opportunity to explore the idea of art as an interpretation of, and a catalyst for, peace. This exhibition includes artists representing different countries who were asked to give their perspectives on the Dalai Lama and his endeavors. It is organized thematically into ten sections: interpreted portraits of the Dalai Lama, Tibet, belief systems, empathy and compassion, transformation, humanity in transition, the path to peace, unity, spirituality and globalization, and impermanence.
The title of the exhibition is an evocative play on words, since peace will always be elusive, or missing, in our world, but the Dalai Lama consistently shows that dedicating oneself to peace is anything but pointless. Included among the international entourage of artists in the exhibition are Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson, Richard Avedon, Sanford Biggers, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Chuck Close, El Anatsui, Spencer Finch, Sylvie Fleury, Adam Fuss, Helen and Newton Harrison, Jim Hodges, Jenny Holzer, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Anish Kapoor, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Michal Rovner, Rosemary Rawcliffe, Mike and Doug Starn, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Pat Steir, Bill Viola, and William T. Wiley.
The exhibition opens at SAMA with a Members Preview on March 11, and will be on view through July 31. The San Antonio presentation of the exhibition is presented with generous support from the Sue E. Denman Memorial Endowment, the Helen and Everett H. Jones Exhibition Endowment, SAMA Contemporaries, the Marcia and Otto Koehler Foundation, Dr. Jane Appleby, and the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation.
A fully illustrated catalog will be available in the SAMA Store.