A partir de esta misma tarde y hasta el 30 de noviembre se puede ver en Londres la muestra Nuclear: art & radioactivity, un evento que incluye además del espacio expositivo un par de charlas sobre aspectos relacionados con el impacto de la energía nuclear en el arte y la cultura.
Nuclear power is re-emerging as a a major modern issue, both in terms of generation of energy, and as part of defence strategies. Today it seems to stand both for the failed utopian promises of modernism and a fresh hope for a carbon-free future. The contradictions that lie at its core have provided a rich source of questioning for artists, scientists, ecologists and activists for many years. The Arts Catalyst’s exhibition NUCLEAR: art & radioactivity explores these intricacies through two new commissioned works by Chris Oakley and Simon Hollington & Kypros Kyprianou.
As part of the event, the RSA in partnership with The Arts Catalyst and SCAN, Arts & Ecology will be presenting a forum at the RSA on Friday 28 November (10am to 6pm) exploring the impact of nuclear power in art and culture. PromiBan The Bomb badge, 1965 Aldermaston Marchnent artists, writers and experts will discuss their work and engagement with the issues around nuclear energy, from Hiroshima through the 50s’, ‘white heat of technology’ and the Cold War nuclear tensions to present day energy debates. Speakers include the controversial American ‘nuclear sculptor’ James Acord, whose work caused huge public and media attention as the highlight of the Arts Catalyst’s ATOMIC exhibition in London ten years ago.