Komori and seo, artists in residence

© Gabriella Hirst

Now , you can watch documentation of the event took place on 11th March 2019

"Exposing Imperceptible" 

Please click here to go to Youtube.

Following the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, 
how are artists responding to altered social and physical realities? 

It has been 8 years since the triple disaster hit Japan, on 11th March 2011.  Reflecting on the global impact of this disaster, AAUK has held a discussion event at Deptford X Project Space, inviting a panel of speakers, including Yoi Kawakubo, Gabriella Hirst and Warren Harper, to discuss the diverse ways in which artists are confronting global socio-political issues relating to the disaster in Fukushima. Spotlighting connections beyond Japan and UK, we have discussed about how artists contribute to discourses around the nuclear. In a cultural environment that obscures the long-term implications of the nuclear Anthropocene, how do artists visualise the unseeable?   What is the role of art when confronting such a huge scale disaster? 

ArtAction UK has been supporting artists dealing with the issues relating to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent Fukushima nuclear fallout in Japan.

The consequence of the disaster is still unfolding, drawing attention to global environmental issues, geo-political crises and global economic breakdowns, while countless accounts and experiences are buried in the fallout of the disaster.  AAUK has been providing platforms for artists, curators, researchers as well as students who are asking questions, unearthing a different perspectives. 

NEW ! Art Action UK Micro -Residencies 2019
We are offering artists/ researchers/ curators/ post graduate students, micro residencies, staying with an artist/architect family in South East London, with easy access to galleries and museums. Please see details HERE

Art Action Seminars Discussion Events in London
Opportunities for UK based artists to engage in the vital discussions. Details will be posted online.

ArtAction UK Residency Award 
After delivering 7 Residency Awards, since 2012, we are currently fundraising for next Residency Award,. We will announce the call for application, as soon as we have reached the target. Please watch this space!
We are a collective of artists, curators, gallerists and writers who are exploring various means to show solidarity and support for people who have been affected by natural and manmade disasters. The 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and subsequent Fukushima nuclear fallout has been the catalyst for Art Action UK.

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