Distant Observations – Fukushima in Berlin


On March 11th the nuclear disaster of Fukushima will mark for the third time . The latest reports are expecting further contamination of the sea and the air. The extent of the disaster is not foreseeable and not understandable.

The exhibition Distant Observations – Fukushima in Berlin  presents 25 artistic positions that demonstrate the handling , the reflections and reactions in dealing with the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan at Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin. Together Japanese artists who are living in Berlin, artists are invited to participat who have dealt extensively with the Japanese society and culture. They all have experienced the nuclear disaster mostly only through media and from spatial distance . The focus of the exhibition is the reciprocal relationship between personal distress and policy options in view of the highly complex and enormous disaster that took place far away. What are the consequences of Fukushima for their own personal artistic practice? The reactions of the artists on the events in Fukushima are very different, ranging from video projects about very personal reflections up to a critical view on the nuclear technology; arising the question of the potential of art as a reflection and reaction medium.

Artists: Taro Chiezo, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Megumi Fukuda, Yishay Garbasz, Alireza Ghandchi, Florian Goldmann, Linda Havenstein, Idetsuki Hideaki, Leiko Ikemura, Satoshi Katono, Ryusuke Kido, Isolde Kille, Kanta Kimura, Yusuke Kimura, Aisuke Kondo, Azusa Kuno, Jens Liebchen, Soichiro Mihara, OLTA, Aya Onodera, Project Fukushima!, Hikaru Suzuki, Yuken Teruya, Mamoru Tsukada/Munan Øvrelid/Marcellvs L, Tomoyuki Ueno, Wermke/Leinkauf

Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin – March 8 – April 27, 2014

Opening March 7 at 7 pm


Thomas Büsch

Filmmaker, Founding Member and Secretary General of diyalog, promotion of cultural exchange with Turkey. Since 2012 he is also project manager of InEnArt.

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