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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.

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The Missing Peace
Artists consider the Dalai Lama

Künstler: Herb Ritts, Laurie Anderson, Dove Bradshaw, Lewis de Soto, Jenny Holzer, Marina Abramovic, Chuck Close, Adriana Varejao, Salustiano , Richard Avedon, Ichi Ikeda, Sylvie Fleury, Adam Fuss, Dario Campanile, Louis Fox, Pat Steir, Filippo di Sambuy, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Squeak Carnwath, William T. Wiley, Richard Gere, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Andra Samelson, Binh Danh, Sanford Biggers, Christo & Jeanne-Claude , El Anatsui, Spencer Finch, Helen & Newton Harrison , Jim Hodges, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov , Anish Kapoor, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Michal Rovner, Doug & Mike Starn , Bill Viola