art exhibitions re Fukushima

2016:

UK: LONDON

Ain’t Got Time To Die – Art Action UK presents Kyun-Chome! 

13 May – 21 May 2016

Deptford X Project Space: 9 Brookmill RoadLondonSE8 4HS

 

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Lightmapping Radiation in Fukushima and Chernobyl by GREG MCNEVIN

http://aperturecomms.com.au/project/light-mapping-radiation/

http://mashable.com/2016/04/21/chernobyl-fukushima-radiation-photos/#C2h6qLug5kq5


Borrowed Time: The Eye That Articulates Belongs on Land, 2016

Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London SE1 OLN

9 March – 29 April

A moving image installation by Karen Kramer.

“Shot in Shiretoko National Park in the far north of Japan, and within watchful radius of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor, Karen Kramer’s The Eye That Articulates Belongs on Land offsets beguiling images of unspoilt nature with graphic visual evidence of the ‘re-wilding’ of the landscape around the atomic plant since particular areas became off-limits to human access”.

http://www.jerwoodfvuawards.com/artists/karen-kramer


Rikuzentakata

Victorian Vitrine (CSM Entrance)

Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4AA

9 March – 20 April

An exhibition featuring the work of the young emerging Japanese artist duo Natsumi Seo & Haruka Komori and Naoya Hatakeyama, an international high-profile Japanese photographer

http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2016/3/9/Rikuzentakata/


Red Kimono in the window @ Conway Hall

The Conway Hall window looking onto Theobalds Road, Holborn, London WC1R 4HQ

4 March – 31 May

An exhibition of 8 x portraits and text, in response to the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, from a series by Lis Fields, with booklets containing stories, letters and statements by evacuees from Fukushima available in the Conway Hall entrance on Red Lion Square.

http://www.redkimono.org


ONLINE:

Nuclear Legacy – Photos show the lingering radioactivity at Chernobyl and Fukushima

by Greg McNevin, a photographer working with Greenpeace

“While these images are compelling, they should be considered art and not an accurate representation of radiation science, field technician Lucas Hixson said in an interview with Mashable.”

http://mashable.com/2016/04/21/chernobyl-fukushima-radiation-photos/#C2h6qLug5kq5


2015:

AUSTRALIA: MELBOURNE

Japanese Art After Fukushima: Return of Godzilla

27 March – 30 May 2015

RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000

http://www.rmit.edu.au/events/all-events/exhibitions/2015/march/japanese-art-after-fukushima-return-of-godzilla/

http://rmitgallery.com/tag/fukushima/


JAPAN: TOKYO

PLACE M: Photo Gallery

9 – 15 March 2015

Conseguenze. Vajont – Fukushima (Aftermath. Vajont – Fukushima

photographs of Vagont & Fukushima by Michele Mttiello & Uma Kinoshita

Shinjuku 1-2-11 modern building 3F, 160-0022 , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

http://www.placem.com/schedule/2015/20150309/150309.html


FRANCE: PARIS

Photography Exhibition: “Fukushima Tout Va Bien?”

du 16 au 20 mars, 2015: (月)ー(木) 10-20h, (金) 10-18h
VERNISSAGE LUNDI 3/16(月) 17h30-20h

Espace Culturel Bertin Poirée, 8-12 rue Bertin Poirée, 75001 Paris

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photographs from the exhibition here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.336552229887735&type=1

http://www.tenri-paris.com/art/


JAPAN: NAGOYA & KYOTO

2015 Touring Exhibition of portraits of mothers and children from Fukushima by Noriaki Kobayashi

Toyohashi Betsuin, Nagoya

Higashi Honganji Temple, Kyoto

http://noriakikobayashi.dosugoi.net/e752797.html


UK: LONDON 

curated by ART ACTION UK

work by artist-in-residence YOI KAWAKUBO

To Tell a (hi) Story
Exhibition and Events,
16th – 30th May 2015

Husk Gallery website for detail and How to visit


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21st  Private View 6-9pm,
23rd Workshop 2-5pm (Pop in workshop. No Booking needed. Suitable for family as well as professionals.)
28th The Japan Foundation discussion Event 6:30-8:30pm  (Booking essential. The Place is limited so please go to The Japan Foundation to book your place) 

30th  Talk  Event 7-9pmGallery Open Tuesday- Saturday      2-5pmClosed on Sunday/ Monday

Following the earthquake and nuclear meltdown in East Japan in 2011, Kawakubo has created work in Fukushima that focuses on the limits of photographic representation.  He asks us to carefully re-examine our immediate visual perceptions and to reflect on the ominous histories beneath the aesthetic beauty of his work.
To Tell a (hi)Story includes photographic, sound and text works along with an installation.  Kawakubo’s artworks respond to ongoing social issues following the nuclear meltdown in East Japan.   His personal and philosophical reflections on the disaster ask us not only to empathise, but to deeply consider the global implications of the nuclear meltdown.

Please go to Art Action UK website HERE  to find out more.

and follow us on:

https://www.facebook.com/artactionuk.org?fref=ts

http://artactionsupportforjapan.blogspot.co.uk


UK: LONDON

Organised by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

KEITA MIYAZAKE: Post-Apocalypse

23 Apr 2015 to 1 Jun 2015

Daiwa Foundation, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace (Outer Circle),
London NW1 4QP

‘Keita Miyazaki, a young Japanese artist, works on creating sculpture series and installations which evoke a sense of the post-apocalyptic.

This sculptural series arises from Miyazaki’s observations of modern society. Focusing on the disasters and crises that man-made constructs can bring about (taking the recent global financial crisis and the nuclear meltdown after the Tohoku disaster in 2011 as two examples), Miyazaki started creating a surreal mix of dystopia and utopia in his work.’

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http://www.dajf.org.uk/exhibition/post-apocalypse-by-keita-miyazaki


UK: LONDON

curated by ART ACTION UK & WHITE CONDUIT PROJECTS: Those Who Go East

an exhibition & events to commemorate the 2011 tsunami and nuclear meltdown in East Japan, 11-15 March 2015

White Conduit Projects, 1 White Conduit Street Islington London N1 9EL

http://www.whiteconduitprojects.uk/About

http://www.artactionuk.org/index.html

'Those Who Go East' press release-1'Those Who Go East' press release-2

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FRANCE: PARIS

MASAMICHI KAGAYA: La Balade de l’invisible 11.03.2011,  

10th – 28th March 2015

Galarie planéte rouge

25 rue Duvivier, 75007 Paris

http://www.autoradiograph.org/en/info/exhibition-in-march/

selection of Massmichi Kagaya’s ‘Autoradiogram’ images which reveal the radioactive contamination of flora, fauna & everyday manmade items by the Fukushima nuclear disaster:

http://www.phmuseum.com/masamichikagaya/photos

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USA: NEW YORK

PHILLIP STEARNS: A Chandelier for One of Many Possible Ends

BURCHFIELD PENNEY ART CENTER, at SUNY Buffalo State

12 December 2014 – 29 March 2015

https://www.burchfieldpenney.org/exhibitions/exhibition:12-12-2014-04-12-2015-phillip-stearns-light-sound-signal/

http://www.phillipstearns.com/chandelier/5hibuvulc2tmbe51dkv51t1xuj1aj8


USA: BOSTON

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON: In The Wake Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11

April 5, 2015 – July 12, 2015

Henry and Lois Foster Gallery (Gallery 158)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5523
617-267-9300  TTY: 617-267-9703

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more photos here:

Photographers Bring Home a Picture of Fukushima

http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/in-the-wake


UKRAINE: KIEV

KAZUMA OBARA: Fukushima. Another Look

an exhibition of photographic portraits of the ‘liquidators’ – workers at Fukushima Daiichi.

When interviewed on TV these people usually have their identities obscured by pixellation and voice distortion, for fear of reprisals from their employer.

Kazuma Obara was born in Iwate, Japan.

4 – 18 March 2015

Kiev History Museum, Kiev, Ukraine

http://www.kyivpost.com/guide/museums/japanese-photographer-shows-alternative-view-on-fukushima-disaster-382825.html

http://kazumaobara.com/aboutme/index.html


USA: NEW YORK

Bortolami Gallery x Green Tea Gallery

curated by UNITED BROTHERS & JACOB KING: The Radiants

a group show of work by 20 + artists, 28 February – 29 March 2015

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Bortolami Gallery
520 W 20th Street (b/w 10th and 11th Avenues) New York, NY 10011
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INDIA: MUMBAI

PETER HUYGHE: Human Mask,

Mumbai Art Room Gallery, Mumbai, India,

16 January – 5 March 2015:

http://www.mumbai-art-room.org

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USA: PHILADELPHIA

EIKO OTAKE & WILLIAM JOHNSTON: A Body In Fukushima

October 3 2014 – April 5 2015

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Maguire Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building. 128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.

https://www.pafa.org/exhibitions/eiko-body-places

and

Dec 5, 2014 – Feb 14, 2015

Galleries of Contemporary Art University of Colorado | Colorado Springs 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80918

http://www.uccs.edu/goca/ART/BODY-IN-FUKUSHIMA.html


PREVIOUS:

USA: NEW YORK

TAKASHI MURAKAMI: In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow,

until 17 January

2015 Gagosian, 555 West 24th St, New York,

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/nov/11/takashi-murakami-review-gagosian-gallery-fukushima


KOSUKE OKAHARA: Fragments of Fukushima

http://kosukeokahara.com/?pid=story_detail&id=19


SINGPORE

Otolith group – discussion re Fukushima for Guggenheim Museum’s ‘No Country’ series https://soundcloud.com/guggenheimmuseum/no-country-at-cca-the-otolith-group-on-the-radiant


GERMANY: DUSSELDORF

Helmut Schweizer, ‘Melancholia’, an exhibition of work dealing with the nuclear disaster of Fukushima as the tragic result of the discovery of atomic energy in the late 19th century

January 11 – February 15, 2014

GALERIE RUPERT PFAB
Poststraße 3
D-40213 Düsseldorf

http://www.galerie-pfab.com/en/exhibitions/melancolia_86_311_a_chi_di_competenza

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PRESS REVIEWS:

Art Journal, 15/5/15,  ‘Japan after Fukushima: 10 artists making art about the disaster’

Japan after Fukushima: 10 artists making art about the disaster


INTERNET:

Doichi Kuda: ‘Fukushima Land To Live On’

Photographs from Fukushima:

http://lifeisabanana.com/2015/04/09/doichi-kuda-fukushima-land-to-live-on/


Abandoned cars in Fukushima

Juiceboxforyou.com blog

although not an art exhibition this selection of photos of abandoned cars in Fukushima highlights another aspect of the catastrophe:

The Abandoned Cars of Fukushima


2012

AUSTRALIA

Ken and Julia Yonetani: ‘What The Birds Knew’

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 181-187 Hay St, Haymarket, Sydney, NSW

WHAT THE BIRDS KNEW: KEN + JULIA YONETANI

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/radioactive-art-tackles-fallout-for-japan-20120804-23mb1.html#ixzz22chdZTek

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4 thoughts on “art exhibitions re Fukushima

  1. Emiko Yamaguchi says:

    I am glad to see many Fukushima related art projects and exhibitions all over the world. I hope that talking about Fukushima in art is not a taboo subject and more people are aware of ongoing crisis of health and environmental problems Fukushima and future generations will be facing. I wish to have nuclear free world for all of us.

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