It's no doubt the AK is a symbol of global violence, revolution, evil nation-states, resistance to the man, or whatever you like. Artists can't seem to keep their hands off of them either. At London's Institute of Contemporary Arts, AK's have become sculpture, in a project known as AKA Peace started by Sunday Times photographer Bran Symondson.
Art by Tim Noble & Sue Webster
The show runs till the end of September, after which the guns will be auctioned off to support Peace One Day, a group that sponsors world peace by calling for a global non-vialent day each year on September 21st. In a perfect world, guns would be only for hobbyists to blast away at their gun clubs, terrorizing only empty pop bottles. Let's hope peace catches on.
AKA Peace art show