Is humour out of place in peace? Is there nothing to laugh about here? Is it hard to smile when such news shocks us and we glare into space asking "Why?" Do people "get it" if they see something with double meaning, a play on words about peace, something cheerful, when newspapers and television broadcast gloom and despair?
An interesting experience I had was when I exhibited ninety photographs of China in Foligno, Italy during the event Humourfest. Along with my show, was an international competition regarding China's Olympics. There were dozens of negative, yet ironic cartoons regarding China, and definitely they could be very offensive to the Chinese. My photos, on the other hand, were very positive, seeing the human side of China (most photos taken from a yard away after "asking" people to be photographed).
THAT was irony, all those cartoons, and I cannot say that they were totally accepted by all, but they were extremely daring and thought provoking.
Here, is humour out of line when talking PEACE?