Tuesday 4 April 2017
6pm – 8pm
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle (entrance facing Regent's Park), London NW1 4QP
The Nuclear Culture Source Book is a resource and introduction to nuclear culture, one of the most urgent themes within contemporary art and society, charting the ways in which art and philosophy contribute to a cultural understanding of the nuclear. In this talk, Ele Carpenter and Eiko Honda will bring together contemporary art and ideas investigating the nuclear Anthropocene, nuclear sites and materiality, along with important questions of radiological inheritance, nuclear modernity and the philosophical concept of radiation as a hyperobject.
Eiko Honda is a curator and writer in art and transnational intellectual history. She is currently reading for a DPhil in History at the University of Oxford. Her recent papers include ‘On Atomic Subjectivity’ in The Nuclear Culture Source Book and ‘“Planetary” Knowledge? Moving Beyond Internationalism’ in 5: The Anthropocene and Our Post-Natural Future (Tokyo, 2016). Recent exhibitions include ‘Ting-Tong Chang: P’eng’s Journey to the Southern Darkness’, Asia House, London (2016) and ‘Saya Kubota: Material Witness’, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London (2016). She was a fellow of the Overseas Study Programme for Artists, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (2013 – 2016).