Exhibition: Postcards From Japan – A Message From Tohoku Artists

19 Mar ‘13

7.30PM - 5.00PM

Venue: Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling

The exhibition marks the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that hit North East Japan on 11 March 2011.

In the aftermath of the disaster, electronic means of communication largely failed, making the use of landlines, mobile phones and the internet extremely difficult.  The post office, however, was quickly up and running and in many cases the first opportunity to report news of survival to loved ones was by postcard.

This collection of A5 artwork postcards is by 22 artists from North East Japan who, in the face of tragedy, give an insight into the grace and resilience of the Japanese spirit.

The exhibition is curated by Kate Thomson and Hironori Katagiri who were working in Tohoku when the earthquake struck.  Together, the pair have voluntarily organised international exhibitions and projects to support recovery in Tohoku, encouraging local artists and their communities, and developing international cultural links.

The exhibition is part of the University of Stirling's Japanese Week.  Please see the website for details of this and other events.

The Pathfoot building is open from 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday and from 11am - 3pm at weekends.


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