Komori and seo, artists in residence

© Kyunchome, 2016

Creativity for an Uncertain Future

The world is changing rapidly and in an image-orientated culture, artists and designers are increasingly drawn into a complex battle of perceptions, when engaging with the issues impacting global culture. So, how to respond with integrity? How will this impact our future? For people in the creative world, these are the key questions.

For artists who have been involved in issues following the Fukushima disaster in Japan, and those who support them, these questions pose a particular challenge. Their efforts to highlight hugely complex issues are often dismissed or manipulated, and perceived as irrelevant and powerless in political decision-making. And yet the power of art is keenly felt and it has put pressure on the mainstream narratives in Japan.

The announcement for next year’s programme will be made in early 2018. So please keep watching this space.

Art Action UK will continue to develope these vital discourses with artists, curators and audeinces through out 2017-18. If you would like to receive regular updates, please contact us by clicking HERE.
Art Action UK is a collective that explores ways we can show solidarity and support for people who have been affected by natural and manmade disasters. 

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.

Art Catalyst
Daiwa Foundation
Morphe Arts
Trust Greenbelt
Deptford X
White Conduit Projects
The Japan Foundation
Art Map London
Art Slant