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World Artists for Tibet
Human Rights Month

July - August, 1998

This event was part of a worldwide effort on the part of artists to call attention to the state of affairs existing in Tibet.

This short video describes the exhibition I curated at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. The exhibition included artists I knew who were committed to Human Rights: Leon Golub, Nancy Spero, John Baldessari, Noah Purifoy, Carl Chew, Wallace Berman and myself.

I invited eleven Drapong Loseling Monks, who were supported by the actor Richard Gere, to come to Santa Monica and create a kalchacra (mandala) for peace.

This video describes the work and performance of the Tibetan Monks and the community events that took place. More then 2,000 people participated in the different activities that took place over five days. Community support was exemplary – they housed and fed the monks, and participated in their activities.

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