An art exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons signed by the USA, the then Soviet Union and the UK in 1968, was opened on February 3rd by Mayor Marvin Rees at the Vestibules, City Hall. The exhibition was initiated by the Mayor of Hiroshima, site of one of two nuclear bomb attacks in 1945, working with its (and our) partner city Hannover, and it has travelled around the 50 Mayors for Peace cities over the past two years. The concept of the Stuttgart artist Klaudia Dietewich is to show small everyday traces of human activity in these cities, which would be all that would remain in the event of a nuclear war. Visitors found the exhibition moving and poignant in today’s troubled political climate. The exhibition was free and open for 4 weeks throughout February. It moves on in April to the United Nations General Assembly in New York. We are proud to have been invited to host this important exhibition with its commitment to peace in the world at large.
Top 3 images from L to R: Bristol – Hiroshima – Hannover
Bottom row from L to R: Stuttgart – Manchester – London