Art in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone, Taro Nettleton, δημοσίευση στο ArtReview [21/11/2022]Marilena Pateraki
Artworks – finally open to select visits from the public – highlight the shifting, even vivacious, nature of the exclusion zone’s landscape
Japanese artist Meiro Koizumi’s site-specific sound installation Home (2015–19) was one of 12 artist projects that constitute Don’t Follow the Wind (2015–), an exhibition initiated by artist collective Chim↑Pom from Smappa!Group and located in the Fukushima exclusion zone surrounding TEPCO’s compromised Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. That compromise forced the evacuation of over 160,000 residents within a 20km radius of the plant in 2011.
The exhibition’s location has meant that works have been on show, but inaccessible to the public, since its opening on 11 March 2015, the anniversary of the Great Tohoku Earthquake. Displaced residents have been given opportunities to make day visits to their homes, and some of them volunteered these visits, as well as their homes and other sites, to the curatorial team and artists, allowing the installation and maintenance of works in the exhibition.
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