A Week of Creative Events to Highlight Genocide in Myanmar

A week of events, talks, film & photography with the aim of drawing attention to the ongoing genocide against the Rohingya, a people the UN has described as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. The week’s events feature renowned photographer Greg Constantine, Al Jazeera, & leading experts from the field including former UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana

Tuesday 27th October 2015 – Saturday 31st October 2015

All events at: Hoxton Arches, Cremer Street, London, E2 8HD Exhibition open daily from 11.00 – 19.30   (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until 21.00) between Tuesday 27th October – Saturday 31st October 2015

Photography exhibition Opening + Greg Constantine Book Launch & Talk Nowhere People Tuesday 27th October, 18.30 – 20.00 [Exhibition open till 21.00] Hoxton Arches, Cremer Street, London, E2 8HD

Our first event will launch a photography exhibition by internationally renowned photographer, Greg Constantine. His work represents a powerful and timely artistic intervention on the plight of the Rohingya, capturing the deep and ongoing suffering of a people who have, quite simply, nowhere to go. Based on his new book project, Nowhere People, this exhibition explores the themes of statelessness, belonging, and citizenship. His book, Exiled to Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya published in 2012, was named a Notable Photo Book of the Year by The Independent on Sunday. Both books will be available for purchase at the exhibition.

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/photography-exhibition-opening-greg-constantine-book-launch-talk-tickets-19059043111

[Exhibition open daily from 11.00 – 19.30   (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until 21.00) between Tuesday 27th October – Saturday 31st October 2015]

ISCI Report Launch + Panel Discussion Countdown to Annihilation: Genocide in Myanmar Thursday 29th October, 18.30 – 20.00 [Exhibition open till 21.00] Hoxton Arches, Cremer Street, London, E2 8HD

Our second event will launch the ground-breaking report Countdown to Annihilation: Genocide in Myanmar, written by ISCI scholars: Professor Penny Green, Dr Thomas McManus, and Alicia de la Cour Venning. The report provides compelling evidence of a coordinated, State-led plan of genocide against the Rohingya. The report is based on ISCI scholars’ unprecedented systematic field research in Myanmar. The launch of the report will be accompanied by a panel discussion with:

*Penny Green, ISCI Director, Professor of Law and Globalisation, Queen Mary University of London *Tomás Ojea Quintana, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar *Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK and human rights activist *Sarnata Reynolds, Senior Advisor on Human Rights at Refugees International

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/isci-report-launch-countdown-to-annihilation-genocide-in-myanmar-panel-discussion-tickets-19059126360

Al Jazeera Documentary International Premiere + Director Q&A Saturday 31st October, 18.30 – 20.30 [Exhibition open till 21.00]

Genocide Agenda Hoxton Arches, Cremer Street, London, E2 8HD

Our third and final event will host the international premiere of Al Jazeera’s new feature documentary, Genocide Agenda, which investigates the genocide against the Rohingya. The evening will feature a Q&A with the film’s Director, Phil Rees (Investigations Manager at Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit (TBC)), Professor Penny Green (Director of ISCI and Professor of Law and Globalisation, QMUL) and others.

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/al-jazeera-documentary-genocide-agenda-uk-premiere-director-qa-tickets-19059331975

ISCI is hosting a series of events and talks with the purpose of raising the profile of the marginalised Rohingya, a people the United Nations has described as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. The crisis shows no signs of abating, and the international community’s response remains woefully inadequate.

The Rohingya have been forced to flee the region in the tens of thousands, via dangerous sea routes, during which they experience severe physical and psychological abuse by human traffickers. The mass exodus of Rohingya is a direct result of the violence and systematic policies of persecution implemented by the Myanmar state against them. ISCI argues that the Myanmar state’s historic and ongoing persecution of the Rohingya amounts to genocide. The severe violence, discrimination, and destitution the Rohingya experience on a daily basis in Myanmar means that many feel as though they have no option but to flee.

Contact – Hoxton Arches | www.hoxtonarches.com

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Giles ‘Mutoid Robots’ Walker Presents: The Last Supper: Sat 24th March 11am – 4pm

This will be fascinating. Giles’ work has appeared around the world in galleries, muddy fields, on stages and on plinths – he was described by the recently deceased Oscar winning Director Ken Russel as a ‘genius’. This exhibition sees the sculptor create the Last Supper from robots rebuilt from refused appliances and materials only the Walker hawk eye could spot and assemble. Consider going to this show, it will augment your conversational ability one evening.

Giles Walker’s website
Giles at Black Rat Projects

Front Line Mutate Artists Open Xmas Pop Up Shop

Taking Liberty’s is now open! Every Thursday to Saturday from 12 – 8pm for the next 2 weeks AND Sundays 12 – 6pm. A studio full of amazing stuff, made by some of the legendary Mutoid Waste Co, Mutate Britain, Treatmentrooms and Craftivist Collectives – just to name a few. Click here for a map.

Here’s the latest from Carrie ‘The Baroness’ Reichardt: This is an open studio, so we are selling direct from the artists and we are donating 10% from all sales to Reel News – a London based video activist collective. So come shop locally, shop ethically and support those who are risking their lives to bring you the truth from the front line. And do us a favour and tell your mates…..

Here here Baroness! Tell everyone – enemies and friends – there are some truly unique pieces to be picked up here. This work will be front and center in the world famous Bonhams ‘Art of the Revolution’ auction in 2014.


Village Underground Art Market THIS SUNDAY

Go to VU this Sunday if you wish to purchase Art for your friends and relatives this Christmas. Here’s what they have to say on the matter:

The main event is a Live Art Jam where we’re building a panel the same size as our Great Eastern Street wall. It will be painted live by wall artists including SHEONE, Will Barras, Toasters, Mr Jago and Pure Evil. The wall will then be broken into 50cm sq tiles and sold on the day.

Manning the market stalls are East London artists and collectives including Moniker Projects, Black Rat Press, Nelly Duff, Nobrow, Hang-Up Pictures, Beach London, Supreme Being and Scrawl Collective. They will be pushing a ton of limited edition Christmas goodies including prints, sketches, models, clothes and illustrations. The Hit and Run will also be doing live screen printing – just bring along clothes to customize.

In addition to this we’re holding a priceless art raffle for gifts that money can’t buy. Original artwork, prints, one off T-shirts and toys have been kindly donated by Eine, David Walker, Ronzo and many more.

We’ll get the customary vat of mulled wine and cider on the go with a bit of music and even some dancing. The event also doubles up as a thank you party for all the people who have contributed to our crowd funded art gallery: The Wall

Doors at midday until late at Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A, 3PQ. Donation £2, £1 concs and free for all people who have pledged towards the wall. For more information call 020 7422 7505.

Musical Mutoid Mayhem THIS FRIDAY

Look upon the flier and support the night. Giles Walker’s band Ruby Throat will we playing, you might even meet some humanoids to hang with….

David Walker’s solo exhibition ‘Brides on Fire’

Long time Mutate collaborator David Walker has a solo exhibition ‘Brides on Fire’

Private view: Thursday 24th November 18:30 – 21:30 Address: 7-8 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1HN Please RSVP – [email protected]


ABCNT a Los Angeles based street artist is know for his hard hitting political relevance… #occupystreetwalls !! www.abcnt.info Read a recent interview on Street Art SF here

Kick start the campaign for London’s biggest public Art Gallery

As per standard the Advertiserers are harpooning East London Street Art in a bid to make their brands look better than they really are. Who likes this? No one. Not because they spend their bucks on paying artists to paint. That’s fine. More because the work is, 99% of the time, so thin it’s transparent. You can see straight through it to a row of desks and Executives. We like it when there’s some element of the work that isn’t entirely intended to promote a financial transaction.

Speaking of transactions, and as luck would have it, our friends at Village Underground have an idea. A project. It’s called The Wall. With your help they want to make London’s biggest public art gallery. The best part is that you can be a part of it, have a look, donate a dollar, we have and we think you should consider it, perhaps even do it:

Click HERE to get involved

London Pleasure Gardens – 01.06.2012

The Bigfoot Project – Kathmandu, Nepal

The Bigfoot Project – Kathmandu, Nepal from bruno levy on Vimeo.

The walls of Kathmandu are filled with political slogans. This once peaceful and serene city has been bombarded in the last several years with red Devanagari script informing political parties the time and place of the next gathering. Although political graffiti has existed for quite some time in Nepal, it really became apparent when the Maoists came into Kathmandu after ten years of guerilla war. In what seemed like overnight, city walls, not really belonging to anyone but the city became covered with communist propaganda. In a country where politics seems to still agitate the lives of the people, the red letters became replaced with new parties and new messages but always reminding the people of trouble times. In the Summer of 2011, I decided to go spend some time in this capital to try to make these walls more colorful, give new life and hopefully inspire others to express themselves in ways that seem, to me, so natural. The BigFoot Sculpture was tied to a tree in Kathmandu Durbar Square, a world heritage site. It stayed there for over a week. Peoples reactions varied from simple shock to prayer and worship.

Video and artwork by Bruno Levy
Intro music by Bruno Levy
Music “Moon” by Das Moth

Special thanks to all the people that helped in making this project possible. Especially Chandan Shakya, who helped build the sculpture, paint, drove me around and without his hard work this project would have never existed.