We’re thrilled so many talented friends are joining us in New York City next week to celebrate FIERCE CREATIVITY, running October 22-25, 2014 at Pace Gallery.

“The spirit of Artists for Peace and Justice is more alive than ever, APJ began in my living room years ago with a different group of artists: writers, actors, and activists from the Hollywood community who stepped up to stand in solidarity with Haiti by committing their time and money for change. FIERCE CREATIVITY adds a whole new family of artists to the movement.”

With 100% of proceeds from the exhibition benefitting Artists for Peace and Justice, each piece of artwork in the collection is poised to change lives. APJ would like to highlight eight of the forty five participating artists who have united for action by generously donating a major artwork to our collection. Curated by Chuck Close and Jessica Craig-Martin, discover works below by the curators themselves, plus Damien Hirst, Michael Craig-Martin, Adam McEwen, Jackie Saccoccio, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Zhang Huan. Artwork layoutfinal-01-01

“It would not have been possible for me to ask people to contribute if I did not believe in the effectiveness of Artists for Peace and Justice and in the new template it brings to the charity world,” says FIERCE CREATIVITY curator Jessica Craig-Martin.  These artworks are the fuel for a simple but powerful weapon: education. It is a cause that I believe all artists should be involved in, as there are none of us who could refute every child’s right to a good and free education.”

View the entire catalogue here and join us next week in New York City for FIERCE CREATIVITY at Pace Gallery. Exhibition open October 22-25, from 10:00am-6pm.