Don't Follow The Wind

May 4, 2021|
Don't Follow The Wind by Nikolaus Hirsch
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Documentation of an on-site art exhibition response to the Fukishima nuclear disaster, which won''t be seen until the area is no longer contaminated.

The twelfth volume of the Critical Spatial Practices series focuses on Don''t Follow the Wind, an internationally-acclaimed collaborative project situated in the radioactive Fukushima exclusion zone. Co-developed and curated by the Don''t Follow the Wind collective (composed of Chim↑Pom, Kenji Kubota, Jason Waite, and Eva and Franco Mattes), Don''t Follow the Wind explores the notion of contesting long-term environmental crises through the powerful mnemonic of an ongoing invisible exhibition, maintaining the traces of human presence amidst the contamination that forcibly displaced entire towns.

Don''t Follow the Wind is an inaccessible exhibition inside of the restricted Fukushima exclusion zone, a radioactive area established in the wake of the 2011 disaster of meltdowns at the adjacent Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station that contaminated the environment, forcibly separating residents from their homes, land, and community. New commissions by artists Ai Weiwei, Meiro Koizumi, Trevor Paglen, Kota Takeuchi, Ahmet Ögüt, Taryn Simon, Nikolaus Hirsch & Jorge Otero-Pailos, Aiko Miyanaga, Nobuaki Takekawa, Grand Guignol Mirai, Eva and Franco Mattes, and Chim↑Pom were installed at sites around Fukushima lent by former residents. The exhibition opened on March 11, 2015, yet as the exclusion zone remains inaccessible to the public, it is largely invisible--a condition akin to radiation itself. It can only be viewed in the future when restrictions are lifted and the residents are able to return, but there is no clear timeline: several years or a decade--or a period that could extend beyond our lifetime.
Nikolaus Hirsch is an architect, curator, editor, and educator. He is the director of CIVA in Brussels and was the Dean of Städelschule and Director of Portikus in Frankfurt. He is the author of the books On Boundaries (2007), Institution Building (2009), Cybermohalla Hub (2012), and co-editor of the Critical Spatial Practice series at...
Title:Don't Follow The WindFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 6 X 4.25 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 6 X 4.25 X 0.68 inPublished:4 mai 2021Publisher:MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3956795687

ISBN - 13:9783956795688

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