The Hiroshima Panels: Opening Reception

Friday November 13th from 6 p.m. at Pioneer Works

Hiroshima PanelsJoin us for the opening reception of a historic Hiroshima Panels exhibition on Friday, November 13th from 6 p.m., at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Come see six of the fifteen monumental folding wood panels completed by Iri and Toshi Maruki on display (Petition (1955), Floating Lanterns (1968), Ghost (1950), Fire (1950), Death of American prisoners at War (1971) and Crows (1972)).

These panels, which seek to challenge and deepen common perceptions of the nuclear bombing through the use of photographic realness and abstraction, are part of a series of programs at Pioneer Works that create discourse about art and trauma. Furthermore, a display of photographs, a selection of artifacts from the cities, and a series of looping films and videos will serve to historically contextualize the panels.

At 6 p.m. there will be a curatorial walkthrough with Yukinori Okamura, followed by a solo dance performance by Eiko Otake at 7:30 p.m.

The Hiroshima Panels exhibit will be at Pioneer Works from November 13th to December 20th, 2015.

To RSVP and for more information visit the Pioneer Works website:

pioneerworks.org/events

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