The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama

The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama is an exhibition that meshed avant-garde with the modern-day. It ran from March 12, 2011 – July 31, 2011. In short, it explored the idea of art as an interpretation of peace.

As a result of that art exploration, over 80 artists exhibited work in Missing Peace. Memorable names included Marina Abramovic, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and Chuck Close, and more. Artworks expressed perspectives on the Dalai Lama and his endeavors.

In addition, visitors were invited to share their own images and text messages of peace. Those messages were displayed on two large flat panel monitors in the lobby. Responses were organized thematically into ten sections, including interpreted portraits of the Dalai Lama, belief systems, empathy and compassion, and more.

Custom technologies were an absolute necessity for this exhibition. Organization of themes and contributions had to come across clearly to the viewer. Moreover, visitor contributions needed a way to be gathered, formatted, sent and displayed in the videos.

That’s where Flutter & Wow came in. We designed and implemented custom technologies so viewer participation would be a quick and simple action. For another example of custom technology design work we have done, click here.

Besides showing in San Antonio, this exhibition toured Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Tokyo, Madrid, Miami, Sibiu (Romania), and Stockholm.