Kasumi Iwama “bizhubC745e”
This event has ended.
The theme of this exhibition is “rethinking solidarity.” Since the triple disaster in March 2011, the word “kizuna (bond)” has been used, to the point of becoming cliché, in various situations and contexts to express the nation’s solidarity with the survivors. Now, nearing on 5 years since the disaster, our commitment to solidarity is being put to the test of time. Will reminders of the survivors and the nuclear disaster be seen as a wet blanket amidst the excitement for the Tokyo Olympics? How far is society willing to go to sympathize with strangers who are going through chronic suffering? This is question is being asked all around the world as we watch the Syrian refugee crisis unfold. Who is “us,” and who is “them”? - by Kasumi Iwama
from November 07, 2015 to December 20, 2015