Join us on April 16th at Framer Framed for the launch of the new Kunstlicht issue on Nuclear Aesthetics! Coming? Tell us on our Facebook event
✷✷ PROGRAMME ✷✷
DOORS OPEN AT 19:00
✷19:30-19:40 – Short welcome by Kunstlicht, and VU Environmental Humanities Center
✷19:40-19:50 – Nuclear Aesthetics Issue presentation by managing editors Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou and Ruby de Vos
✷19:50–20:20 – Discussion between Iris Pissaride (Kunstlicht editor-in-chief) and Agnès Villette (artist) about Villette’s photographic practice.
✷20:20-20:30 – Short description of “Canopy, Canopy” installation by Susanne Kriemann, which will be on view throughout the night
✷20:30-22:00 – Drinks and time to check out the journal and the artwork!
Apart from the Kunstlicht journals, a series of publications by Susanne Kriemann will be available for sale. A table with publications on nuclear culture and art will be available for the public to browse through.
✷✷ SUMMARY ✷✷
Kunstlicht Journal’s upcoming issue on Nuclear Aesthetics sets out to explore questions emerging from art in/of the Nuclear Age: what role do art and visual culture assume in a post-Fukushima political climate where the danger of other nuclear accidents, and of nuclear weaponry, remain at sight? Historically, how have artists grappled with the political violence and sensory invisibility of radioactivity? How have aesthetic practices about the nuclear responded to more recent ‘nuclear events’ like the Chernobyl disaster? Spanning different genres, periods and geographical locations, the artistic and academic contributions of this Kunstlicht issue offer an array of perspectives on global nuclear ecologies, from the visual culture of the first atomic tests to the farsighted future of nuclear waste storage.
Managing editors: Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou and Ruby de Vos
The event is organized in collaboration with the VU Environmental Humanities Center
The launch takes place at Framer Framed, platform for contemporary art, visual culture and critical theory & practice.
[Image: Detail of cover work entitled Gessenwiese, Kanigsberg by Susanne Kriemann, printed on RISO by Corine van der Wal]