Electronica artist Ryuichi Sakamoto has created a new sound installation entitled Sonic Mandala for The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, which opened to the public on Sunday, June 11th at the Fowler Museum of Cultural History at the University of California Los Angeles, and runs through September 6th.
The Missing Peace is a multi-media art exhibition that brings together 88 well-respected artists, representing more than 25 countries. With the full life of the Dalai Lama as inspiration, the intention for this project is to shift the world’s attention towards peace. In addition to Sakamoto’s Sonic Mandala, other artists contributing to the installation include: Laurie Anderson, Richard Avedon, Richard Gere, and Sebastiao Salgado.
“Peace starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities.” – His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama,1989 Nobel Laureate for Peace.
All works in the exhibition have been donated by the artists and will be auctioned to raise funds for the peace initiatives of the Dalai Lama Foundation (DLF) and the Committee of 100 for Tibet (C100), the co-sponsoring organizations. The Dalai Lama, who has met with The Missing Peace organizers on several occasions, supports the project and will be lending a work of art from his personal collection.
After it’s run at the Fowler Museum, The Missing Peace moves on to Chicago’s Loyola University Museum of Art, and New York’s Rubin Museum of Art.
More information is available at The Missing Peace site.