Seiichi Shirai “Temple Atomic Catastrophes”

Gallery 5610

poster for Seiichi Shirai “Temple Atomic Catastrophes”

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While nuclear issues have been addressed in numerous works of literature, art, photography, manga, and more, Temple Atomic Catastrophes is the only work of architecture to do so. The project was planned in 1954 by a single architect, Seiichi Shirai, as a testament to the tragedies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was a plea for “co-existence” recognizing the uncontrollable catastrophes brought about by human access to nuclear power. As part of a project aiming to realize the construction of the building as an international site for radiation medicine, this exhibition revisits Temple Atomic Catastrophes in perspective drawings, plans, and a computer graphic display created specifically for this show. Interview footage and a workshop also aim to open up a new dialogue about nuclear issues.



from June 05, 2018 to June 30, 2018 at 16:00


Seiichi Shirai



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