“Catastrophe and the Power of Art”
Pre-Discussion Series No. 2
“Using Photography and Film to Express Catastrophe: Documenting, Artistry, Morals”
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Catastrophe and the Power of Art Related Program
Conducted in Japanese
Documenting a disaster in photographs or film/video footage and releasing the resulting images can serve to inform the wider world about the event and encourage debate, as well as aid recovery and problem-solving. On the other hand, when we consider the victims of a disaster, including the deceased, from a moral point of view the question becomes one of how to address the propriety of releasing and displaying shocking images, and/or the “aesthetics” of those images, that is, their artistic properties.
At this discussion, artists who have explored disasters through their work will join art researchers to examine the characteristics of documentation media such as photography and video. The participants will also investigate the documentary value, social significance, morals, and artistic qualities seen in presentations of disaster.
- Date & Time
- 18:00-21:00, September 29 [Fri], 2017 (Doors Open: 17:30)
- Fujii Hikaru (Artist)
Hatakeyama Naoya (Photographer)
Hoshino Futoshi (Lecturer, Kanazawa College of Art, Department of Fine Art, Faculty of Art)
Sasaki Kanako (Post-doc fellow, Tohoku University Media Cultural Laboratory / Artist)
- Kondo Kenichi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)
- Mori Art Museum
- Roppongi Art College
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