|May 27, 2003, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The War Room, an anti-war art installation by William T. Ayton, launched online at:
The War Room online installation depicts fundamental aspects of war:
Warriors, Victims, Witnesses, and Aftermath through art created by British
painter William T. Ayton. Unlike conventional war rooms designed to devise
military strategy, Ayton’s War Room forces a stark confrontation
with the brutal realities and consequences of war.
The virtual installation launched this week at www.warroomproject.org will reach viewers anywhere in the world with online access. The media-numbed public has been effectively sheltered from provocative art addressing vital questions about war and peace, secuirty and liberty, racism and tolerance. The War Room intends to puncture this invisible shield by reaching out to audiences and taking a stand for peace and tolerance through art.
Acclaimed British painter William T. Ayton has exhibited extensively across Europe and North America, with shows at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva, the U.S. Senate Rotunda in Washington, D.C., and World EXPO ’92 in Seville. Ayton is best known for the international, 11-city tour of his work inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was featured on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). In the late 1990s, he was a recipient of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) fiscal sponsorship for the North American tour of his human rights exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the UDHR. His drawings and illustrations have been featured in The New York Times, Paris/Atlantic, The Citizen, and many other journals. After living and working in Edinburgh, Madrid, Paris, and New York City, Mr. Ayton has settled in upstate New York with his family.
GO TO THE WAR ROOM. YOU CAN'T LOOK AWAY.
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