Photo exhibition by Noritoshi Hirakawa (Main Bar)
FOR A NEW CLEAR ERA
Photo exhibition by Noritoshi Hirakawa
FCCJ Main Bar
November 5 – December 2, 2011
The incident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant has been the catalyst in making us aware that the Nuclear Power industry, will continue to place Earth and our future existence in crisis. Seismologists around the world have deemed Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant as Japan’s most dangerous nuclear facility for inhabitants in the surrounding areas and Rokkashomura Nuclear Reprocessing Plant has been virtually a failure. Many have strong feelings about nuclear technology and its use as a weapon for destruction. This has brought forth the conviction that A NEW CLEAR ERA is about to break.
Contemporary artist Noritoshi Hirakawa, born in Fukuoka and based in New York since 1993. Hirakawa has shown his artworks over 300 exhibitions throughout the world. His works (through the use of various medium: from photography, video, sound work, text, performance to film) have dealt with wide-ranging and challenging themes from physicality, gender, mass media, religion to contemporary art itself. Varying as they may be, at the core lays his agenda of unrelenting questioning and issuing proposals to institutionalized concepts such as the social system and the individual, and the individual and its free will.
The Exhibition Committee