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Franck de Las Mercedes’s The Peace Box has been selected to be exhibited in one of the most iconic locations in the world. As part of "Art Takes Times Square", a massive, global art project curated by the Times Square Alliance and Chashama, The Priority Boxes will make their big screen debut - on 9ft x 12ft LED screens!
Who: Franck de Las Mercedes - The Peace Box
What: The Times Square Billboard Premier Event
When: Monday June 18, 2012 / 7pm - 10:30pm ET
Where: Located on Broadway and 43rd Street, NYC
The Priority Boxes Art Project is a public art project that seeks to initiate dialogue on peace, challenge people to reconsider their ability to influence change and question the fragility, value and priority given to those concepts. Franck de Las Mercedes sends abstractly painted, seemingly empty boxes to anybody, anywhere in the world, for free. Each with labels that read "Fragile Contains: Peace, Love or Hope". Each box, sent by mail to anyone who requests one, is both a canvas for a unique abstract painting and a platform for communication through art.
A mixture of art and activism, the boxes are sent free to convey that something of such priority as peace should not have a price and that art can be both inclusive and accessible to all. From his small New Jersey studio, the artist has sent over 10,600 boxes around the globe, to countries in every continent.
For more information about the box project visit: http://fdlmstudio.com/PriorityBoxes.html.
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