by Matthew Israel
Except from page 179
The Peace Tower was essentially just updated for the Iraq War by its original driving force, Mark di Suvero. For the 2006 Whitney biennial, di Suvero created a joint venture with Rirkrit Tiravanija titled Peace Tower (fig. 65). Installed in the sculpture court in front of the Whitney Museum, the work recreated the original sculptural skeleton of the Artists Tower of Protest. The new tower was covered by hundreds of new panels that comn1ented on the Iraq War by both conte1nporary artists who had nothing to do with the original tower as well as artists who had been involved with the Vietnam-era antiwar movement (but who had not necessarily contributed to the first tower). Among others, the work of Alice Zimrr1erman, Spero, Rosenquist, Torr, Doyle, Anthe Zacharias, Ethelyn Honig, Petlin, and Haacke was included.