Non Violence – Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd
Non violence is a project that is a sculpture by the Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, made after the death of John Lennon. The work represents a revolver knotted gun and exists in many versions throughout the world.
Reuterswärd began working on the design of the sculpture following the murder of the British musician and singer John Lennon in December 1980. It ‘was conducted at the request of Yoko Ono. The first version was originally installed in 1985. Representing a gun whose barrel is knotted, this statue is designed, as its name suggests, a symbol of non-violence, in accordance with the mission of peace in the world, like the United Nations are entrusted by their statutes.
The name given to the culture varies depending on where it is placed: la Pistola annodata o Den knutna revolvern, Der Knoten im Revolver , Arma em Nó. The image of this sculpture was the subject of postal stamps, book covers, brochures and conference programs, usually in connection with the issue of weapons. The image of the gun barrel is forged to become the logo of the NGO Project non-violence (in) established in 1993.
There are three original copies of the sculpture, in bronze and measuring 1.50 m. The first is in front of the station of Malmo (Bager Place, installed in 1985). The second was offered in 1988 by the Luxembourg Government in the office of the United Nations in New York,. A third is the headquarters of the European Commission, in the Kirchberg area in Luxembourg, in front of the Jean Monnet building.
It serves to encourage peace; This is a strong symbol that enriches humanity with his often symbolic presence in places like the United Nations headquarters in New York and the Caen Memorial.
This is another example of how art, as well as an aesthetic function can also attributable to a function politca and strongly ideological.
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