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Representative Thubten Samdup la opens "The Missing Peace -- Artists Consider the Dalai Lama" exhibition at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm

October 13, 2010

Office of Tibet, London
October 10, 2010

Mr Thubten Samdup, Representative of His Holiness
the Dalai Lama at the Office of Tibet, London,
yesterday opened "The Missing Peace - Artists
Consider the Dalai Lama" exhibition at the Nobel
Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, at the invitation of
the museum's Director, Mr Olov Amelin. The Nobel
Museum wrote on its website that through this
exhibition it "wishes to highlight the Nobel
Peace Prize Laureate of 1989, the 14th Dalai Lama".

In the exhibition, artists representing different
countries were asked to give their perspectives
on His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his
endeavours. The artwork shown at the Nobel Museum
are a selection of the 88 artworks included in
"The Missing Peace ­ Artists Consider the Dalai
Lama" and features paintings and sculptures, as
well as photography and video installations.

The opening was addressed by Mr Olov Amelin,
Darlene Markovich from the Committee of 100 for
Tibet and Mr Thubten Samdup. In his address at
the opening, Mr Samdup informed the invited
guests about His Holiness the Dalai Lama's
continuous efforts to promote human values such
as compassion and tolerance, His Holiness'
commitment to promoting understanding and harmony
among the world's major religious traditions, and
His Holiness' ongoing efforts to resolve the
Tibetan issue through dialogue with the Chinese
leadership. The Representative also read out His
Holiness the Dalai Lama's statement issued
earlier in the day on the awarding of the Nobel
Peace Prize to the jailed Chinese dissident Mr Liu Xiaobo.

Speaking of the exhibition, Mr Samdup said: The
Missing Peace art exhibit features many splendid
works which consider the Dalai Lama; his
invaluable message and example. These artistic
portraits, produced by a remarkable group of
contemporary artists, are intended as
contemplations on ‘peace’ with His Holiness as
inspirational model. Their works attempt to
express an art that would be ‘a catalyst for
peace’; where the artist seeks to convey a compassionate ‘way of seeing’”.

The Representative further added: Acknowledging
the important communicative and inspirational
role of art, His Holiness is pleased that these
art works seek to create what he terms ‘zones of
peace, intended to inspire others, to generate
compassion, love and patience, essential if human
beings are to attain happiness’.

The exhibition at the Nobel Museum opens to the
public from the 9th October 2010 until the 2nd
January 2011. The exhibition was produced by the
Committee of 100 for Tibet and The Dalai Lama
Foundation in 2005 and has toured in the United
States, Spain and Romania before arriving in Stockholm.
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