POSTCARDS FROM JAPAN -Message from Tohoku Artists

touring at The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne (The Japan Foundation), Germany
http://www.jki.de/veranstaltungen/ausstellungen/postkarten-aus-japan-eine-botschaft-von-kuenstlern-aus-der-region-tohoku.html

from 15 December 2012 to 15 January 2013.

■Venue: Japanisches Kultur Institut
■address:
Universitaets Strasse 98
50674 Koln
Germany

■Tel: 0221 940 55 80

 

*This exhibition was introduced to the Architecture Journal by Prof.Taro Igarashi, Art Director, Aichi Triennale 2013, Japan (only japanese)






Background

After the major earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear disaster in North East Japan on 11th March 2011 power supplies, land lines, mobile phone networks (and for many people Internet access) went down, making it extremely hard to contact family and friends.
The post office were quickly up and running again and in many cases the first news that loved ones were safe was by postcard.
In the devastated regions the priority is to re-build communities and livelihoods. Life goes on: Art and culture are vital in celebrating life, and can help to nurture imagination, energy and determination to move on.


An exhibition of A5 original art works by 22 artists from North East Japan.
Beautiful and poignant works specially made for this exhibition that give insight into the incredible grace and resilience of the Japanese spirit
Produced by Kate Thomson & Hironori Katagiri


 



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Exhibition Catalogue on sale



A 68 page full colour catalogue "Postcards from Japan - Message from Tohoku artists"
is available for £7 + postage £2.30 (or suggested donation of £10 if you would like to contribute more).







Any benefit made from sales of this catalogue will go towards supporting artists in Tohoku working on recovery projects in the regions devastated by the triple disaster of the 11.03.2011 earthquake.