Catastrophe and The Power of Art

CATASTROPHE AND THE POWER OF ART

Yoko Ono Add Color Painting (Refugee boat)

Your words become part of the installation, in Yoko Ono's response to the growing global refugee crisis.

i left a message "THINK AND LEARN" for the next generation.

In today’s world, we have been plagued by a number of natural and man-made disasters such as terrorist attacks and financial crisis. Also there are social contradictions and problems that have been often ignored in modern society. This exhibition aims to explore the role of art in the aftermath of disasters.

Many art works came into the world in the wake of 3.11 major earthquake followed by the devastating tsunami that hit Japan in 2011.

That tragic event roused a strong desire for life to express the period of suffering after the disaster. Many artists have taken such disastrous events as the opportunity to create something new and hand the stories down to next generations.

In this exhibition, artists attempt to offer new perspectives and the dynamism that turn a negative experience into a positive one. It is an interesting exhibition to offer an opportunity to think about the power of art - can art make the world better place to live?

MORI ART MUSEUM

53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Saturday, 6 October 2018 ~ Sunday, 20 January 2019