Exhibitions | Hope Step Japan! 2013

Exhibition: “‘Whispering’ Fukushima” by Keiko Sato / “Repairing Earthquake project” by Nishiko

Keiko Sato and Nishiko are two Japanese artists based in the Netherlands and currently working on art works concerning ’3.11′, the disaster that happened in Japan on March 11th, 2011.

In the glasshouse located in the middle of the venue, you can see their works: “‘Whispering’ Fukushima” by Keiko Sato, and “Repairing Earthquake project” from Nishiko. The artists will be present in the space during the event and are looking forward to exchanging experiences of the disaster with visitors. After ‘3.11’

Photo Exhibition “Animals of Fukushima”

On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced unprecedented disasters.
Humans were not the only ones that suffered; many animals suffered as well in the aftermath of the disaster.

Two years have passed. What has happened to the animals in the mean time?
Have animals that were left alone inside the no-go zone managed to meet with their owners again?
And what has happened to livestock?
Animals have lives too, just like humans. It is humans responsibility to treat these animals, who live with humans for humans, morally until the very end. It is our obligation.
Through this photo exhibition, one can learn about the current situation of the animals whose lives were affected by the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.

Exhibition: “After the earthquake” by Juri Suzuki

Juri Suzuki is studying FineArts course at Gerrit Rietveld Academie. She works as a correspondent of IWJ (Independent Web Journal) which is a Japanese internet media as well. She was born in Fukushima Japan and had lived there for 18 years. Her family, relatives and friends still live in Fukushima. She was living in Tokyo when the earthquake happened. After the earthquake she started to work for IWJ. IWJ is a new kind of the Web journalism to convey the truth in Japan to the viewers. She expresses her subjective feelings towards Japan useing mirrors, papers and video projection in her installations. Working as an IWJ correspondent, she sees the world by her own eyes, and this gives her the motive to make her artwork.

Exhbition “Two years since the Earthquake~Facts not covered by the Japanese Mass-Media~”

HSJ accusation team will show the archive about how media released and unreleased Fukushima issue.
One of the lessons we’ve learned from the last year is the importance of seeking the facts by ourselves instead of depending on media. Our fault is in disregarding the past and repeating the same mistake that already occurred in the Chernobyl disaster.

In the information booths, you will face honest anger, sorrow and regret that the Japanese mass media will never expose. It is a place to encounter the truth, aimed at building a solid foundation towards directing our future better.

center for remembering 3.11

Disseminating information to back up various support activities. Taking records for future generations.
sendai mediatheque opened “center for remembering 3.11″ (recorder311) on May 3, 2011 to encourage us all to think together about the enormous impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake and to help us set out on the long road to recovery.
In their multimedia studio / platform, citizens, experts and staff collaborate to disseminate information and record the restoration and recovery process. Using various media including photos, films, sounds and texts, they aim to share information and promote recovery as well as record and preserve the date in Citizen Cooperation Archive for Records of Earthquake Disaster.
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is financially supporting the Center for remembering 3.11.