Don’t Follow The Wind in Hiroshima

‘Don’t Follow the Wind’ is an exhibition inside the restricted radioactive zone surrounding the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. The ‘exhibition’ began on March 11, 2015, the fourth anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disaster which triggered the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Initiated by Japanese art collective Chim↑Pom, 12 projects by artists including Ai Weiwei, Trevor Paglen, and Eva and Franco Mattes are housed in buildings within the exclusion zone around the Fukushima nuclear power plant, provided evacuees. The art works will only be able to be viewed by the general public once the area is deemed safe, whether that be in a few months, years, decades or even longer.

Chim↑Pom members Ryuta Ushiro and Ellie and curator Jason Waite discuss the project at gallery G on Sunday, October 18 from 3:30pm.

Most of the discussion will most likely be in Japanese, but Jason Waite will be speaking in English with a Japanese interpreter.

Read more about the Don’t Follow The Wind project

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of and loves running in the mountains.

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