Nuclear Aesthetics: Kunstlicht Launch Event

7 – 10 PM

Framer Framed, Amsterdam

Kunstlicht Journal’s upcoming issue on Nuclear Aesthetics sets out to explore questions emerging from art in/of the Nuclear Age: what role do art and visual culture assume in a post-Fukushima political climate where the danger of other nuclear accidents, and of nuclear weaponry, remain at sight? Historically, how have artists grappled with the political violence and sensory invisibility of radioactivity? How have aesthetic practices about the nuclear responded to more recent ‘nuclear events’ like the Chernobyl disaster? Spanning different genres, periods and geographical locations, the artistic and academic contributions of this Kunstlicht issue offer an array of perspectives on global nuclear ecologies, from the visual culture of the first atomic tests to the farsighted future of nuclear waste storage.

Doors open at 19:00
19:30-19:40 – Short welcome by Kunstlicht and VU Environmental Humanities Center
19:40-19:50 – Nuclear Aesthetics Issue presentation by Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou and Ruby de Vos
19:50–20:20 – Discussion between Iris Pissaride (Kunstlicht editor-in-chief) and Agnès Villette (artist) about Villette’s photographic practice.
20:20-20:30 – Short description of Susanne Kriemann’s work which will be on view throughout the night
20:30-22:00 – Drinks and time to check out the journal and the artwork!Apart from the Kunstlicht journals a series of publications by Susanne Kriemann will be available for sale. A table with publications on nuclear culture and art will be available for the public to browse through.

Managing editors: Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou and Ruby de Vos