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2015/03/20
IKEDA Manabu participates in "Japanese Art After Fukushima:Return of Gozilla"@melbourne

IKEDA Manabu participates in " "Japanese Art After Fukushima:Return of Gozilla" at RMIT Gallery, Melbourne.

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This exhibition will focus on the work of artists responding to the events at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2011 and its environmental implications.
The massive radioactive monster Godzilla looms large in popular culture, originating in a series of live action Japanese (tokusatsu) films in the 1950s, where it emerged from the sea to destroy Japanese cities. The nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were fresh in the Japanese consciousness and the character was seen as a metaphor for nuclear weapons. In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, when a tsunami tore through the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the potent image of Godzilla and his anti-nuclear subtext again forces people to question nuclear power.

Japanese Art After Fukushima: Return of Godzilla is part of the Art + Climate = Change 2015 festival celebrating and identifying Australian and international artists working with environmental ideas.
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Event details
Date: 20 Mar 2015 - 30 May 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (UTC +10:00)
Venue: RMIT Gallery (Building 16 344 Swanston Street, City campus, RMIT University, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia)
Cost: Free
Artists:Manabu Ikeda,Takashi Kuribayashi, Ken and Julia Yonetani, Yutaka Kobayashi
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