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2018 Art Action UK Residency Project in London
Mid August - early September 2018
Location: London

“Art in an age of Crisis” 

Calling for Residency Artist/ Curator/ Researcher 

Calling for artist / curator/ researcher who are directly/ indirectly involved in the ongoing situation of Post 3.11, post Fukushima disaster to come and discuss and share experiences with UK audience. 

The residency will take place mid August to early September 2018, and the participant is expected to take part in a symposium which is planed in early September in central London.

The theme of the symposium is ; Art in an age of Crisis

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.
This symposium will explore the possibilities of forging a different mode of engagement.

If you are interested in applying for the residency, please Click Here

Art Action UK is committed to develop these vital discourses with artists, curators and audience.


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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