H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute hosted "films4peace", an annual short film commission curated by Mark Coetzee for PUMA.Peace, an initiative by PUMA Creative. The Artspace joined hundreds of cultural institutions worldwide, from Australia to Zimbabwe, supporting "films4peace" to celebrate World Peace Day, an international United Nations day of ceasefire that encourages demonstrated acts of peace worldwide.
"films4peace" featured 21 artists visually interpreting the subject of peace. The program included 17 films from artists including: Janet Biggs of the United States; Ergin Cavuşoğlu of Bulgaria; Magali Charrier of France; Gregory Crewdson and Costanza Theodoli-Braschi of the United States and United Kingdom respectively; Yang Fudong of China; Tom Gran and Kayleigh Gibbons of the U.K.; Max Hattler of Germany; Isaac Julien of the U.K.; Peterson Kamwathi of Kenya; Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy of Ireland; Nandipha Mntambo of Swaziland; Michael Nyman of the U.K.; Noriko Okaku of Japan; Jacco Olivier of the Netherlands; Bill Porter of the U.K.; Levi van Veluw of the Netherlands; and Hank Willis Thomas and Terence Nance of the United States.
This program was made possible through generous support of the Artspace from the H&R Block Foundation, the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, the Stern Foundation and private contributions.
In order of appearance:
Janet Biggs (USA)
Ergin Cavuşoğlu (Bulgaria)
Magali Charrier (France)
Gregory Crewdson & Costanza Theodoli-Braschi (USA & UK)
Yang Fudong (China)
Kayleigh Gibbons & Tom Gran (UK)
Max Hattler (Germany)
Isaac Julien (UK)
Peterson Kamwathi (Kenya)
Joe Lawler & Christine Molloy (Ireland)
Nandipha Mntambo (Swaziland)
Michael Nyman (UK)
Noriko Okaku (Japan)
Jacco Olivier (Netherlands)
Bill Porter (UK)
Levi Van Veluw (Netherlands)
Hank Willis Thomas & Terence Nance (USA)