The participating artists Sir Anish Kapoor C.B.E., D*Face, Dan Baldwin, Carne Griffiths, Agnetha Sjogren, Polina Vasenkova, Schoony and Miranda Donovan, were each been given a stormtrooper helmet with the instructions from Art Below curator, Ben Moore, to “Turn the Dark Side into the Art side.”
Damien Hirst says of Art Wars: I saw a cartoon recently where a stormtrooper is sat in a chair with his head in his hands looking depressed with a thought bubble coming out if his head saying “those were the droids we were looking for”. So many people today can find that funny and it really shows you how massively all encompassing and ubiquitous Star Wars is....’
The exhibition, curated by Art Below, will raise funds to benefit two charities, Missing People and the Missing Tom Fund. The Missing Tom Fund was set up by Ben Moore to help raise money to find his brother Thomas Moore who disappeared in 2003 aged 31 years old. His friends and family have not heard from him since then. Now 12 years on, with the support of the Missing People Charity his family continue to search for Tom. The Art Wars Rogue 1 exhibition takes place in the week of Tom Moore’s 43rd birthday.